Archives for April 2013

North Kohala Fire Department Visit

On Wednesday, March 20th the North Kohala Fire Department came down to tour our facility. They gave us some tips on fire extinguishers and answered questions about safety and emergency procedures. It was especially fun learning fire extinguisher 101, PASS (pull, aim, squeeze and sweep).

 We were thrilled to have them visit and appreciate their support. Mahalo to Captain Jeffrey Kahakua and his crew, Joseph Crable, Kyle Toma and Mike Judd.

Kohala Middle School Hale ‘Ike 2013

Kohala Middle School students in Hale ‘Ike are participating in a multi-week project where, for part one, they broke into small teams and took turns caring for our native garden, cleaning windows and doing science projects with Judi our Rehabilitation Manager. They have now switched gears to part two with one group developing a PSA video for the Center and one group drawing pictures of native flora and fauna.

When asked about what they learned and how their time and hard work tied into their house theme ‘Ike, a Hawaiian term that represents a deeper knowledge that goes beyond “book smarts”, this is what the some of the students shared with us.