On Feb 24, Honokaa High and Intermediate School eighth grade agriculture students spent the day planting trees and shrubs at Pu’u Wa’a Wa’a. The students were accompanied by their agriculture teacher, Manuel Jadulang, social studies teacher, Cindy Navarro-Bowman and math teacher, Sofia Infante.
The students planted kokio trees, which are extinct in the wild, and awe’o we’o, a plant that smells like fish. After outplanting, the students collected data with yellow tags.
“It helped me have a better understanding of what we can do to help future generations,” said student Allyzsa Acidera. “Pu’u Wa’a Waa is one of the most diverse dryland forest in Hawaii and we were very lucky to got there and make a difference.”