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National Park Service


6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Biology

Resource Types

  • Videos, 3 minutes, 44 seconds, CC, Subtitles
  • Artwork

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - West, Hawai'i


YouTube Video

Drawing Connections: Haleakalā National Park

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  • This artistic video about Haleakalā National Park on the island of Maui talks about the climate-related dangers facing the park's endangered birds. 
  • The video shows an artist painting the scenes as they are described in the video and it ends with a number of individual actions that people can take to be a part of the solution.
Teaching Tips


  • This topic applies to many locations around the world experiencing warmer winters.
  • Students will learn two phrases in the Hawai'ian language: kuleana (responsiblity) and malama`āina (to care for the land).

Additional Prerequisites

  • There may be an ad before the video.
  • Students should be familiar with the terms endangered species and habitat. 


Scientist Notes
The video gives an outlook on the impact of climate change on bird species loss. Global warming also induces mosquito infestations and this causes loss of biodiversity and threatens other bird species and wildlife to migrate to new regions. The drawings on the video connects students to reflect on new ways to take urgent climate actions to conserve the natural ecosystem. This resource is recommended for teaching.
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