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Check out this video of KS Maui Papa ʻEhā haumāna and music kumu Clark Tuitele performing an original song to help raise awareness about Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death, a year-long interdisciplinary project these 4th graders have been working on to address this critical issue affecting our environments and this beloved plant in Hawaiʻi.

KSM papa ʻehā creates and sings a song for ʻōhiʻa lehua

KS Maui fourth grade haumāna have been on a vigorous campaign this year to help spread awareness about rapid ʻōhiʻa death (ROD).

Itʻs been an interdisciplinary learning experience for the haumāna, addressed through a series of projects including creating T-shirts, educational displays and advocacy efforts.

With music kumu Clark Tuitele, students wrote and now perform an original song about the ʻōhiʻa lehua, as they continue their efforts to try and kōkua this critical disease facing the beloved plant, especially as ROD spreads to Kauaʻi.

To learn more about ROD, visit the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources website.

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