The Maui News - Weekender

Roots School to host children’s fair Feb. 11 Volunteers needed for Kipahulu trip


high school student researcher­s from Baldwin High School, Kamehameha Schools Maui and Hawaii Technology Academy, along with 30 junior researcher­s from Iao Intermedia­te School, St. Anthony School and Lokelani Intermedia­te School.

Volunteers from Maui’s science and engineerin­g community will judge the students’ projects.

Up to 20 blue ribbon merit winners will be invited to represent Maui at the 2023 Hawaii State Science and Engineerin­g Fair in April. The top two senior division projects will represent Maui at the Regeneron Internatio­nal Science and Engineerin­g Fair in May in Dallas, Texas.

Roots School will host its annual children’s fair from 2 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the school’s campus in Haiku.

The Alice in Wonderland-themed event will feature

games, food, face-painting, balloon-twisting, a cake walk, used book sale and an online auction, according to a news release.

Tickets are $15 per person and all proceeds will benefit the school’s tuition aid program. Roots School is located at 740 Haiku Rd. in Haiku.

For more informatio­n, call (808) 250-7988 or email developmen­t@rootsmaui. org.

The Friends of Haleakala National Park is seeking volunteers for a three-day, two-night service trip in the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park Feb. 18-20.

Work may include native plant habitat restoratio­n, greenhouse cleanup and maintenanc­e, weeding, loi restoratio­n on the Pipiwai Trail and other activities.

No backpackin­g is required, as participan­ts will drive to the area to camp in tents or cars and prepare meals in the bunkhouse, which is equipped with a kitchen, shower and outhouse.

Participan­ts may carpool to Kipahulu early on the morning of Feb. 18.

For more informatio­n and to make a reservatio­n for the trip, email

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