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Kaʻala Farm, Inc

Pua Kaiaulu

Wai‘anae, Oahu

Summer 2023


9-12, Post-high / College

Program Information:

Pua Kaiaulu is an internship program for 25 high schoolers, 8 college students and 5 kumu for Waianae, with the goal of providing aina-based learning that connect them through historical, cultural and environmental lenses. 

Working in small groups, the students will choose from one of five focus areas such as: water, fire mitigation, ai pono, renewable energy or significance of ancestral practices. 

Pua Kaiaulu will run 5 days a week for five weeks from mid-June to mid-July. Each day will run from 8:30 to 2:00. 

Program Activities:

  • Groups will spend every Monday together to learn the mo`olelo of the wahi pana of the Coast and how the mo`olelo relatesto each topic of study. 

  • Tuesday through Thursday, each group will explore their subject area through huaka’I and speakers. 

  • On Fridays, the group will reconvene again at Kaala to connect and reflect. 

  • Each group will make an inter-island trip to visit sites and practitioners that deal with the same issues within a different context. 

  • The five weeks will conclude with a ho’ike with students sharing their learning and sharing their reflections.

Program Start:

June 12, 2023

Program End:

July 14, 2023

Registration Begins:

April 10, 2023

Contact for more information:
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