This is an 'Aina Based Program meant to focus on the mea ko'iko'i/ waiwai to Halelea and particularly Ha'ena. Students would learn fishing practices specific to Halele'a/ Ha'ena (such as he'e using stick, 'ai wana, 'akule), plants specific to Halele'a/ Ha'ena (such as Laua'e and papala), Limu and how to gather based on Halele'a/ Ha'ena gathering practices, hana lo'i kalo (our kalo traditions in Halele'a/ Ha'ena), and hula and oli specific to our hula practitioners like 'Ilalaole and Wahine Keauoli Pa. The purpose of this program and curriculum is to give students first hand experience with our place based practice in hopes that we will create and inspire the next generation of practitioners. Integrated into their curriculum will be place-based and age appropriate writing, reading, and literacy.
We have grade specific goals. The core of these goals for this program are as follows:
Students can identify key mea koikoi/ wai from Haleleʻa, Haʻena community.
Students can identify Wahi Pana/ Hawaiian Place names from our community.
Students can identify 3 or more plants that are famous to our Haleleʻa, Haʻena community.
Students can identify 3 or more fish that are famous to our Haleleʻa, Haʻena community.