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Kamehameha Schools was founded by the will of Bernice Pauahi Bishop, the great-granddaughter of Kamehameha the Great.

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‘Āina Ulu integrates culture- and place-based education to foster kinship and kuleana between kanaka and ‘āina. By bridging resource management and education, participants actively engage in Hawaiian culture and history, instilling a sense of pride in their heritage and connecting them to communities in meaningful ways.

Through ‘Āina Ulu, Kamehameha Schools collaborates with community-based organizations to conduct eco-cultural education on Kamehameha Schools’ agricultural and conservation lands. 


Where is ‘Āina Ulu?

‘Āina Ulu collaborators currently restore and manage Kamehameha Schools’ land on the islands of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i and Hawai‘i. These community 501c3 organizations have an existing profile in place-based resource management and in the delivery of culture-based education. Other KS lands have contracted caretakers on-site to maintain KS facilities and schedule and welcome visiting groups. 

How do I participate?

Programs are offered over the course of the year with varying lengths of time commitments (i.e. Charter School, monthly community work day or summer internship). Individuals, groups, organizations or schools are eligible to participate depending on the particular program.

Those interested in cultural and environmental education for students and their families, with a focus on serving Hawaiian students, please refer to the list. Some programs are free while others require a minimal fee to participate. 


Collaborator Partner Sites

STATEWIDE

Kupu Hawai‘i
www.kupuhawaii.org
Description: Natural resource service learning for youth ages 16 to 24
Contact: Katrina Ogata
Email: info@kupuhawaii.org
Phone: (808) 735-1221

GoFarm Hawai‘i
www.gofarmhawaii.org
Description: Non-credit adult training designed to enhance Hawai‘i’s food security
Contact: Janel Yamamoto
Email: info@gofarmhawaii.org
Phone: (808) 956-3530

Huliauapa‘a
www.huliauapaa.org
Description: Cultural resource internship for undergraduate students in the UH System
Contact: Kelley Uyeoka
Email: huliauapaa@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 445-9752

HAWAI‘I ISLAND

Hawaii Forestry Industry Association
www.hawaiiforest.org
Description: Native dryland forest restoration and stewardship education
Contact: Yvonne Carter
Email: info@hawaiiforest.org
Phone: (808) 933-9411

Hui Mālama I Ke ‘Ala ‘Ūlili
www.alaulili.com
Description: Place-based resource stewardship activities and service-learning
Contact: No‘eau Peralto
Email: kealaulili@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 756-5089

Three Mountain Alliance
www.threemountainalliance.org
Description: Natural resource stewardship Hawai‘i student and teacher training
Contact: Jessica Lahela Camara
Email: lahelacamara@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 333-8241

Ulu Mau Puanui
www.ulumaupuanui.org
Description: Community-based agriculture research and education
Contact: Kehaulani Marshall
Email: ulumaupuanui@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 936-1612 

Uluha‘o o Hualālai
www.uluhao.com
Description: Place-based, ‘ohana-focused ma uka stewardship education
Contact: Keolani Keawe
Email: uluhaoohualalai@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 896-5034

MAUI

Hawai‘i Farmers Union Foundation
www.hfuf.org
Description: FAM: Farmers Apprentice Mentoring Program and KAEC: Kuʻia Ag Education Center
Contact: Anny Bruch
Email: Vicepresident@hfuf.org
Phone: (808) 800-3974, Ext. 2

KAUA‘I

Waipā Foundation
www.waipafoundation.org
Description: Comprehensive community- based ahupua‘a learning activities
Contact: Stacy Sproat-Beck
Email: waipaonline@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 826-9969 

O‘AHU

Hawai‘i Maoli/Kūhiawaho
www.kuhiawaho.org
Description: Pu‘uloa, O‘ahu, place-based resource stewardship and training for kama‘āina/community
Contact: Samantha Ai
Email: sammie.ai@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 277-0909

Mālama Loko Ea Foundation
www.lokoea.org
Description: Place-based resource stewardship activities and service-learning
Contact: Rae DeCoito
Email: info@lokoea.org
Phone: (808) 637-3232

Paepae o He‘eia
www.paepaeoheeia.org
Description: Place-based resource stewardship activities and service-learning
Contact: Hi‘ilei Kawelo
Email: admin@paepaeoheeia.org
Phone: (808) 236-6178

Papahana Kuaola
www.papahanakuaola.com
Description: Comprehensive community-based ahupua‘a learning activities
Contact: Keoni Kuoha
Email: info@papahanakuaola.org
Phone: (808) 447-7694 

UH Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘o Punalu‘u
www.manoa.hawaii.edu/hshk/units/ ka-papa-loi-o-kanewai/the-punalu‘u-site/
Description: Comprehensive lo‘i-based education activities
Contact: Ed “Makahiapo” Cashman
Email: kanewai@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 945-0640

UH North Shore Field School
nsfieldschool.wixsite.com/nsfieldschool
Description: Postsecondary education eld school/applied archeology program training kama‘āina cultural resource managers
Contact: Ty Kawika Tengan
Email: ttengan@hawaii.edu
Phone: (808) 956-5144

MOLOKA‘I

Hui o Kuapā
Description: Native Hawaiian fishpond restoration, education & research
Contact: Joe Farber
Email: Keawanui95@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 551-8671

CARETAKER SITES

Punalu‘u
Description: Meeting facility for stewardship, education, culture and community groups
Contact: Kihei Nahale-a
Email: ainaulu.punaluu@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 989-1422

Keawanui
Description: Place-based resource stewardship activities and service-learning
Contact: Kalaniua Ritte
Email: uaritte95@yahoo.com
Phone: (808) 658-6828

Kahuwai
Description: Place-based resource stewardship activities and service-learning
Contact: Keone Kalawe
Email: kkalawe@hushmail.com
Phone: (808) 989-7022

Keauhou Ka‘ū; Forest
Description: Place-based resource stewardship activities and service-learning
Contact: ‘Iwikau‘ikaua Joaquin
Email: iwikauikauaj@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 990-4923

Ke‘ei
Description: Place-based resource stewardship activities and service-learning
Contact: Cheryl & Tava Taupu
Email: halaumaluhia@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 989-8608