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First Field Trip

>> Thursday, February 25, 2010

We hit the road Thursday on our first field trip to visit the Waiakea Research Center located mauka (mountain side) of the Panaewa  Rainfoest Zoo and Gardens.  We toured the anthurium green house and fruit tree orchards.

Upon arrival we were given class materials including the weather station data from this location.  Rainfall for this  area is 183.73 inches/year with March and November receiving over 30 inches!  Talk about a rain forest...


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