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Natural Resources Production

The Natural Resources Production course of study is designed to provide a comprehensive program providing students with basic knowledge and skills necessary to cultivate terrestrial and/or aquatic plants and animals as they relate to Natural Resource careers. ​It emphasizes understanding of systems and growing conditions necessary for a variety of plants and animals to survive and thrive. The major concepts of geography, environment, organisms, remediation and management should be covered with an awareness of current production in Natural Resource industries. 
(Source: Hawaii ACCN Course Description)
Sequence of Courses
Grade 9 - Natural Resources CORE, Integrated Science, Algebra 1
Grade 10 - NR Production 1, Biology, Geometry
Grade 11 - NR Production 2, Chemistry, Algebra 2
Grade 12 - NR Capstone*
ANR Capstone
A Capstone Project demonstrates a student's culmination of knowledge, skills, and attitude by seniors in the Natural Resource Academy. This senior project provides a venue for seniors to plan and execute an individualized study, on a particular topic, that interests them. Participants will have their independent research study periodically assessed by his or her instructor. Capstone students are required to enlist the guidance of an adult mentor from the school or community. 

Every capstone project has three required components which include: 
1. A research paper demonstrating a student's information and knowledge acquisition skills
2. A formal oral presentation before a panel of industry experts
3. A portfolio that documents the student's “learning journey” and verifies the learning process. 

The topic of interest will be student driven and the choice of media for the presentation will be at the discretion of the student presenter.