Protecting Waimea ‘wahi pana’

  • A Waimea Middle School sixth grader shows off a sign advising people to "malama" or "take care of" Hapuna Beach. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Waimea Middle School sixth graders explore the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

Waimea Middle School’s sixth Grade Social Studies classes have now concluded several weeks of project-based learning experiences that included safe outdoor field trips coupled with engaging hands-on projects to gain a deeper cultural, historical and environmental understanding of the wahi pana — the historic and cultural resources they call “home.”