Lanikai Area Water Main Project Updates
View meeting schedule
We’re excited to include our first activities on this page. We'll be adding more, so please check back for more fun educational support materials!
Get to know the plants growing in Hawaiʻi with our coloring pages. We’ve included pictures that show the true colors but feel free to let the creativity flow! Young learners can improve their observational and science skills by getting to know how many petals a flower has, what shapes flowers come in, and how a plant's leaves are arranged.
There are six species endemic to Hawaiʻi, three of which are endangered. The plants can be confused with weedy nonnative Canavalia. The native plants have many uses, including for lei. Pictured is Canavalia hawaiiensis. Download coloring sheet.
It is thought that hau, or Hibiscus tiliaceus, is a Polynesian introduction, though some believe it to be indigenous. The plant has many uses, including for cordage. The flower starts as mostly yellow then changes to mostly red. Download coloring sheet.
Originally a Polynesian introduction, kī or Cordyline fruticosa, now has many cultivars with names as interesting as their colors. There’s Kahaluʻu Rainbow, Painter’s Palette, Red Spoon, and Tiger Stripe. What colors will you make yours? Download coloring sheet.
We have many Hibiscus in Hawaiʻi but most of them are not native. Here we have the endemic kokiʻo keʻokeʻo or Hibiscus arnottianus subsp. arnottianus. It has a light fragrance esp. in the early morning or early evening. Note that "keʻokeʻo" means "white" but HIbiscus can be a variety of colors. Download coloring sheet.
Also called African Lily. Popular perennials, Agapanthus spp., are native to South Africa and naturalized in Hawaiʻi. These beautiful plants are very drought-tolerant and easy to grow. Pollinators love the flowers, which can be white or variations of purple. Download coloring sheet.
Endemic ʻukiʻuki (Dianella sandwicensis) grows in many environments, from dry shrubland to wet forests. Many love the beautiful purple fruit which can be made into a dye. Download the coloring sheet.
How many ways do we use water? We tap our water supply to brush our teeth, wash our hands, and flush the toilet. Maybe we wash the car or give our pets a drink? Can you imagine what your day would be like without water? Let’s give water our aloha and be water-wise. Always try to conserve water to save our precious supply for the future!
(Word search generator courtesty of Super Teacher Worksheets.)
Lots of fun and educational activities in this book, including word scramble, math, story-telling, connect-the-dots, coloring and much more! Download activity book.
Move through our water cycle with Wai Kulu. Download water cycle intro.
How does rain make it into our water supply? Let’s solve the mystery! Download activity sheets.
You'll love this scavenger hunt, inside and out! Download scavenger hunt.
Give the Ka Wai Ola Water Cycle search a try! Download word search. | Download key.
Give the Ka Wai Ola at Home search a try! Download word search. | Download key sheet.
Special mahalo to our UH ʻIke Wai Fall 2020 Intern, Diana Lopera, for creating these beautiful plant coloring pages!
Email BWS Customer Care
View Main Break Information Page
Email Dept of Environmental Services