Learning Endeavors Champions of Coastal Resilience (CCR) program has been very busy this past year with statewide teacher professional development classes and after school programs located on Moloka'i. Each course culminates in a video project where students focus in on a local coastline that is important to them. These "CCR Stories" serve as impactful voices that encourage the communities around them to take an active role in the health of their coastal ecosystems.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, we have had to host virtual film festivals to showcase the amazing work of our students and teachers. However, last night on Moloka'i we were lucky enough to be able to hold an in-person, socially distanced and masked CCR Film Festival! Our wonderful Executive Director, Diana Papini Warren, and our Moloka'i Coordinator and CCR Instructor, Joyce Haase, pulled it all off seamlessly. Roughly forty community members consisting of 'ohana, politicians, Conservationists and more gathered to watch videos from all three CCR Moloka'i After School Program cohorts, as well as some Learning Endeavors produced Virtual Field Trips to Mokio Preserve and Mo'omomi Preserve.
We are so very grateful to all the participants who made such amazing videos, as well as to all the community members who showed up to support these awesome students and their hard work! Mahalo, and stay tuned for the next CCR Film Festival.
This was funded by the NAAEE NOAA STEM Watershed Partnership Grant.