Regrowing the Cloud Forest of Maunakea
The snow goddess Poliʻahu resides on the cloud-covered slopes of the world’s tallest mountain—Maunakea. Find out how ranching has changed the mountain’s landscape, and learn what is being done to restore and re-connect the ecosystems found there.
Target Grade Level: 3 (but readers of all ages may enjoy and learn something new!)
Guided Reading Level: P
Pāhana ʻĀina Lupalupa (PAL) is a series of Hawaiian culture-based science readers. PAL integrates Hawaiian language, culture, and place-based content with literacy and science concepts that meet national standards. Developed in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and translated into English, this exciting series was created through partnerships among a group of Hawaiʻi educators, literacy specialists, and Hawaiian-language resource developers in consultation with scientists and cultural practitioners.