Project Information

Maintenance of historical objects.
George Washington High School, John F. Kennedy High School, Okkodo High School, Simon Sanchez High School, Southern High School, Tiyan High, J.P. Torres Alternative School
Science, Social Studies, Environmental Science, History, JROTC, Geography, Chamorro
Outside of School
Project Ended
Lisa M. Aguon
Basic Information
  • War in the Pacific National Historical Park and Pacific Historic Parks
    Lisa M. Aguon
    9, 10, 11, 12
    Suitable for Persons with Disabilities
    No Costs

  • Description

    Students will participate in cleaning  historical objects of National Historical Park. Physical activities would include  walking, bending and washing objects. Main duties of the volunteer will include but are not limited to: - Listening to and abiding by safety regulations. - learning how to handle different types of historical objects in a designated area. - Proper way to handle and clean dirt and other debris from histrocial object. - Using  non-abrasive brushes, non-toxic soap and water to clean designated historical objects. - Loading and unloading tools, equipment or materials.


    Career Pathway/Field

    Gain experience performing work in the wage trades and management/ operational tasks associated with managing public lands. - Personal enrichment and experience working with Pacific Historic Parks, a non-profit organization, and National Park Service rangers. - Contribute to the preservation and conservation of historical objects for future generations to view and enjoy. - Accessory participation in a variety of national park events such as special interpretive events, large scale volunteer projects and other special events.


    The volunteers will help to improve their public lands and the historical objects, understand the cause and effect of weather and corrosion of metal historical objects, develop a responsible attitude and understanding to preserve and conserve historical objects, learning basic cleaning guidlines for cleaning metals. Volunteers will be able to disseminate information from the experience and serve as positive role models to help spread awareness of a responsible preservationist and conservationist of history.



    Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired: --  - Ability to follow directions and safety protocols. - Willingness to learn new things. Limited to 15 high school students.   Discuss job safety prior to the clean-up activity. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes. Please bring a refillable water bottle, as we will have a location for you to fill it and stay hydrated. We also recommend that you wear a hat, sunscreen, and a long sleeved shirt to protect you from sun exposure.The attached Waiver forms must be signed if students under 18 will not be attending with their parents.

    (Click on the "Documents" tab to download the 301a forms and the Photo/Video/JHA Release Forms)

    Students will be required to submit a reflection to the teacher who will input their hours. The reflection should include: What was the project? What did you learn ? (subject matter) What was the service? What did you learn about yourself as a result of the project? Students will earn 3 hours for the Action part of the project and 1 hour for the Reflection. 


    Plan on getting dirty. It will most likely be hot, but it may also rain on us. You may be exposed to sharp metal, but we are providing gloves for your protection.

    Issue Area

    Preservation and Conservation of historicial objects

    Agency Description

    War in the Pacific National Historical Park (WAPA) is the western most park of all the National Park Service units and it's cooperating non-profit supporting organization Pacific Historic Parks. It was created to honor all those who participated in the campaigns of the Pacific Theater of World War II and to conserve and to interpret the natural, scenic, and historic values and objects on the island of Guam

    Point of Contact Informations

    Lisa M. Aguon

    DOI/VISTA Member, Service-Learning coordinator

    477-7279 EXT. 1018



    Comments about the Project Location

    Project of Preservation

    November 5, 2016

    9 a.m-12:30 p.m.

    At the War in the Pacific National Historical Park is Maintenance shop in Asan.

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