Hana ‘I‘o is a hands-on, food preparation program for middle school students who want to grow their knowledge, skills and relationship to the animals they eat. Students will take part in the respectful and sustainable process of gathering, processing and cooking fish and other foods from the ocean. They’ll participate in diving, netting and boating, learn safety and sanitation guidelines, knife skills, and anatomy in relation to processing food sources from the ocean. By taking part in this program, students will begin to think critically about food waste and sustainable fishing practices. They’ll gain a deeper understanding of food abundance and begin to evaluate what they put in their bodies.
This program takes place during the HIDOE Spring Intersession, March 13 – 17 with a 5-day/3-night overnight stay at Camp Pālehua.
A virtual orientation will be scheduled a few days prior to the start of the program.
Meals, transportation and accommodations are provided.
A snorkel, mask and fins are required. If a particpant doesnʻt have these items, we will provide them.