Student Activities

Hawaii Spotlight

Mālama Ka 'Aina
Hawaii is unique in every aspect - its natural surroundings, the culture, food, people and spirit of aloha. Student Life's Hawaii Spotlight Events provide opportunities for students to explore different parts of the island and learn about environmental and cultural sustainability. Hawaii Spotlight Events will also discuss Hawai`i's unique landscape, history and learn why they are important to the island we live on so that we can become better stewards of society. 

These events are free to all HPU Students with a valid ID and transportation will be provided to the off campus site visits from Aloha Tower Marketplace and Hawaii Loa Campus (if needed). For more information regarding the Hawaii Spotlight Program, please contact Student Life at studentlife@hpu.edu.
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Malama Ka `Aina means to care for and live in harmony with the land. By simply taking care and respecting the land, it will sustain life. To take care of the land, certain practices must be implemented such as conservation and sustainable use. 

Ho'okua'aina at Kapalai
Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8am-12pm
Ho‘okua‘aina is the non-profit arm of Kapalai Farms, nestled in the community of Maunawili on the Windward side of O‘ahu. Ho‘okua‘aina offers a Hawaiian culture-based organic farming program for families of Windward O‘ahu that emphasizes experiential learning, reflection, mentor-based instruction and direct involvement in cultivating community and the abundance of the land. We will be working in the loi (taro patches) to revitalize the aina (land) in the hopes of one day creating sustainable food sources for the area. 

Students should bring an adventurous spirit, a towel, old and comfortable clothes (shorts and t-shirt), old swimsuits are best to wear underneath your clothes to make rinse off easier, plastic bag for wet clothes, water bottle, hat, no shoes will be allowed in the lo'i. Bus transportation is provided: Pick up ATM at 7am and HLC 7:30am Depart by 1:00pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.

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Maulaua Bay - Conservation and Restoration
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 9am-12pm

Join Malama Maunalua and pull ( huki ) invasive alien algae at Paiko beach. M lama Maunalua, a community-based, non-profit stewardship organization committed to conserving and restoring a healthy and productive Maunalua Bay. The bay is considered to be one of the cultural and environmental treasures of Hawaii. Together with volunteers and community partners, Malama Maunalua is implementing a long-term conservation plan that is based in science and draws extensively on local knowledge of long-term residents of the Maunalua region. The goal is to clear the area of harmful algae to restore a marine habitat with healthy, native seagrass and algae.

Please bring water, sunscreen, towel, change of clothes. Gloves and water shoes will be provided.

Bus transportation is provided: Pick up HLC at 8am and ATM 8:30am. Depart by 12pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.

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Click on the links below to download the activity waivers (ALL required for participation):

He'eia Estuary Restoration
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 9am-12pm

This project will take place at the mouth of He'eia Stream in an approximately four acre area dominated by non-native species including mangrove and hau bush where both species have encroached on the stream corridor and made it nearly impassable. Volunteers will be involved in clearing invasive plant species from the stream and shoreline area using handsaws, loppers and hand pulling small weeds as we work to open and create areas to eventually outplant native species.

Please wear closed-toe shoes (REQUIRED), clothes and shoes you don't mind getting VERY wet & muddy. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and sun/rain protection, change of clothes.

Bus transportation will be provided: Pick up ATM, at 8am and HLC at 8:30am. Depart by 12pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.

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Click on the links below to download the activity waivers (ALL required for participation):