NOAA grant to help Hawaii girls learn about water

NOAA grant to help Hawaii girls learn about water

HONOLULU (AP) - A grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will help girls in Hawaii understand how water and the environment impact each other.

Girls Scouts of Hawaii announced Monday the organization received a $92,000 grant from NOAA for a program called Wonders of Water.

The program aims to teach young girls about responsible stewardship practices that lead to healthier watersheds and a more abundant supply of clean water in Hawaii.

Girl Scouts of Hawaii Interim Chief Executive Officer Reyna Kaneko says a pilot program will be held at Heeia Elementary School. Recruiting for the program will continue until Oct. 15.

The program incorporates leadership skills, advocacy and community service.

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