In-Person Huakaʻi (Field Trips)

In our effort to give our learners more ways to aʻo aku, aʻo mai (to learn, and to share), we partnered with the KS ‘Āina-Based Educational Department (ʻĀBED) to offer an in-person huakaʻi for the whole ʻohana (family)!

‘Ohana Huaka‘i to Papahana Kuaola

On May 23, 2015  our learners had the opportunity to build pilina with others and engage with Hawaiian culture on an in-person huaka‘i to Papahana Kuaola. We learned about mālama ‘āina (caring for the land), we got our hands dirty in the loʻi (irrigated terrace for taro), swam in a waterfall, had lunch, and took part in other educational activities.

Papahana Kuaola is a non-profit, ‘āina-based, educational organization. It is located on the windward side of O’ahu in the ahupuaʻa (land division) of Heʻeia in the ʻili ʻāina (smaller land division) of Waipao. To learn more about the organization, visit their website at:

See our photo gallery from the 'Ohana Huaka'i to Papahana Kuaola.

Kōkua Kaiāulu : Community Outreach


We encourage you to stay culturally engaged and kōkua kaiāulu (serve the community). Continue on your journey towards local and global servant leadership with your ‘ohana to perpetuate Hawaiian culture and values.

Organizations referred by Papahana Kuaola that promote preservation and well-being.

  • Hui Kū Maoli ola - The World’s Largest Native Hawaiian Plant Nursery
  • Kāko‘o ‘Ōiwi - Lower He’eia Stream Restoration Project: Mahuahua ‘Ai o Hoi
  • Loko Ea: Waialua - Strives to restore and preserve Loko Ea Fishpond in Haleiwa.
  • Paepae O He‘eia -  Programs and initiatives surrounding the Heʻeia Fishpond to perpetuate a foundation of cultural sustainability for communities of Hawaiʻi.
  • Papahana Kuaola - Monthly Workday Information - Educational programs focused on environmental restoration, economic sustainability, and Hawaiian knowledge in order to exemplify a lifestyle respectful of kānaka, ʻāina, and ākua.


  • City and County of Honolulu - A hub for aging & disability resources, grants, housing and rental assistance, workforce training, youth services.
  • Mālama Nā Honu - Offers educational outreach about the protected Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu).
  • North Shore Chamber of Commerce - Works with non-profit and community organizations and associations that help to make the North Shore the best it can be.
  • Waianae Community Outreach - Provides comprehensive services with Aloha to individuals & families in need so they can become Self-Sufficient.
  • Windward Ahupua‘a Alliance - Educates & informs about the use of SMART GROWTH principles which promote sustainability through urban (re)development to protect agricultural and conservation lands.


State and National