Pre K-12 Programs


School & Group Visits

On Kauai’s South Shore

At McBryde Garden, the ʻIke Māla Program provides students “hands-on” learning opportunities and engagement with the natural environment. ʻIke Māla is a customized program that can accommodate any school group’s individual needs.

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On Kauai’s North Shore

At Limahuli Garden, we welcome community members, school groups, and organizations to come for a visit! To get involved and schedule a service project or educational experience with us, please fill out this google form.

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On Maui

At Kahanu Garden, our mālama ʻāina programs include a guided tour followed by service-learning experiences. School group activities and topics discussed are customized based on the visiting teacherʻs desired curriculum outcomes, and student age. School visits average four hours in length with service project portions focusing on activities such as removing invasive species, planting culturally important plants, mulching, or clearing trails.

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In Florida

At The Kampong, The After School Barnyard program hosts middle school students, providing experiences in environmental learning that leverage the unique location with the urban environment. The Barnyard Program is a division of Coconut Grove Cares, a longstanding nonprofit program with origins dating back to 1948 for children with domestic and financial hardships.  

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Kids’ Camp

On Kauai’s South Shore

ʻIke Māla Summer Program
ʻIke Māla utilizes our garden resources and location to reinforce strong biocultural influences of traditional wisdom in aloha ʻāina, mālama ʻāina, and kūleana. How do plants, people and place connect with one another? We explore this question by providing a wide range of outdoor activities which take place in NTBG’s McBryde Garden in Lāwaʻi Valley.

Working in collaboration with Cognition Learning Center of Kaua’i Community College, these camps include nature activities, environmental games, and garden exploration.
NEW! ʻIke Māla Spring Program
Our popular summer program is now being offered during Spring Break!

Information on our 2024 Spring session can be found here.

2024 ʻIke Māla Spring Program Signup Form (Elementary)

2024 ʻIke Māla Spring Program Signup Form (Middle School)

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ʻIke Māla Summer Program
Information on our 2024 Summer sessions coming soon!

On Kauai’s North Shore

At Limahuli Gardens we offer an aina-based summer program, Na Lauaʻe o Makana, that focuses on na mea koikoi/ waiwai (the important and famous things) to Halelea and particularly Haena. Students will learn about a range of things from mauka to makai in our Haena ahupuaa (watershed) such as: our native plant history and collection, hula and oli, loi kalo (taro farming), fishing and gathering practices, all specific to Halelea/ Haena. The purpose of this program is to give students first hand experience with our place-based practices in hopes that we will cultivate and inspire the next generation of practitioners.

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Service Learning

Interested in bringing your class or club to the garden for some meaningful fun? Service learning groups can be scheduled at all our garden locations


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