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Drones add tech — and fun — to farming at Waipahu High School

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                                Waipahu High sophomore George Hilger, left, and senior Stephanie Arellano flew a drone Feb. 1 at Waipahu High School.

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    Waipahu High sophomore George Hilger, left, and senior Stephanie Arellano flew a drone Feb. 1 at Waipahu High School.

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                                Waipahu High School’s new learning center has allowed Academy of Natural Resources students to learn how to use drones and other technology to monitor conservation lands and farms as well as to propagate and manage more native plants and crops. A drone was flown through an obstacle course Feb. 1 at the school.

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    Waipahu High School’s new learning center has allowed Academy of Natural Resources students to learn how to use drones and other technology to monitor conservation lands and farms as well as to propagate and manage more native plants and crops. A drone was flown through an obstacle course Feb. 1 at the school.

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                                Instructor Sherry Tenn showed some of the lettuce grown in the agriculture work areas at Waipahu High School on Feb. 1.

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    Instructor Sherry Tenn showed some of the lettuce grown in the agriculture work areas at Waipahu High School on Feb. 1.

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                                Lettuce grown in the agriculture work area.

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    Lettuce grown in the agriculture work area.

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                                Instructor Sherry Tenn, left, talks with Waipahu High School sophomores Jheina Moananu, Kios Monckeya and Angelina Iaulualo about the new ahuawa, aalii and snap pea seedlings they just planted at school.

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    Instructor Sherry Tenn, left, talks with Waipahu High School sophomores Jheina Moananu, Kios Monckeya and Angelina Iaulualo about the new ahuawa, aalii and snap pea seedlings they just planted at school.

Students at Waipahu High School have shown a lot more interest in agricultural and environmental studies this year since the opening of a state-of-the-art learning center that incorporates the latest in technology and allows them to spread their wings. Read more

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