Environmental Education Leadership Development Program

Moderator Endorsed: K-12 EE
Moderator Endorsed: K-12 EE

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 5:00pm



The Environmental Education Leadership Development Program (EELDP) was created to meet the growing demand for environmental education in public schools on O'ahu.  Participants are college graduates, ages 21 and over, with various academic backgrounds that prepare them to engage young students in activities relating to the natural world.  They are placed at one or more schools to provide innovative ways to inspire their students' curiosity about Hawaii's natural and cultural resources.

Across the island, participants have helped implement school gardens and recycling programs, build aquaponics and hydroponics systems, provide support for outdoor field trips, create curriculum to increase scientific exploration and environmental literacy, and connected youth to mentoring opportunities through a state-led forest restoration program.  Participants also receive a living allowance and an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion.

Program Dates:  September 2020 - August 2021 (exact start and end dates to be determined).

How to apply/register:

Complete information, including important document links, are found on the website. 

  • Before starting the application form, all applicants MUST READ the EELDP Position Description and Applicant Requirements.  If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact Kupu staff via email or phone.
  • Click "Next Page" to continue filling out all portions of the application.  You are welcome to save your application and return to it later using the "Save my progress" link at the top or bottom of any page.  *Note: Only PDF or Word documents will be accepted for uploading your resume.
  • When finished, click "Submit".  You will need to complete your electronic signature on the Final Review page, and then verify it via email.
  • Lastly, please confirm with Kupu staff via phone or email that all parts of your application, including both reference forms, have been received by the deadline.

Contact Phone:

(808) 735-1221 x. 2008

Contact Email: