Mahalo to Manuel Jadulang at Honokaa High and Intermediate School for graciously sharing his student projects below. Manuel participated in the 2014 and 2015 STEMworks GIS training workshops featuring Charlie Fitzpatrick.

Honokaa High and Int
Native Hawaiian Dryforest landscape berm

Honokaa High and Int
8th Grade Puu Waa Waa dry forest restoration project

Honokaa High and Int
Plumeria trees

Sarah and Lily Jenkins of Molokai High School used GIS software to investigate whether Red Mangrove will reach and establish itself on Molokai’s fringing reef and what the resulting socio-economic and ecological impacts would be, if so. 

mangrove pix

March of the Molokai Mangrove ’15 3.20.15

Sarah and Lily will be competing in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in May after winning awards at both the 2015 Maui Schools Science & Engineering Fair and the 2015 Hawai’i State Science and Engineering Fair (HSSEF).  

Congratulations Sarah and Lily for making Moloka`i, Maui County and the entire state of Hawai`i so proud!

“Thank you again for investing in my sister Lily and I to attend the MEDB GIS workshop a few months ago. Please also send our mahalos to Charlie Fitzpatrick for providing us with the ArcGIS 10.2.2 software and professional development. Our success at the Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair would not have been possible without the support of MEDB-WIT and Esri (Charlie Fitzpatrick and Craig Clouet). - Sarah Jenkins, Moloka`i High School Senior.

ArcGIS Online Photostory Link

The goal of this project was to try and map the deer population, to make a public map to assist the local hunters in their efforts to control the invasive deer population on Maui.


We believe local farms and resorts can benefit from this project. If the deer population becomes more controlled, there will be less property damage and crop damage. Repair costs will diminish giving them the chance to spend more money on making their business better.
Throughout this project, we had two main contacts. This included Kanalu Sproat, Maui Axis Deer Coordinator, and Kenneth Yamamura, Maui County Agricultural Specialist. We had gotten information from Kanalu that helped us put information on this map.


We encountered difficulties during this project including trying to get visual confirmation of the deer in areas where the deer were reported.


During this project, our knowledge in GPS technology and ArcGIS/Esri became more advanced. Our project is still ongoing and we will continue to update the map with any information we may get.