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

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. 


Hawaii Nature Center: CANCELLED DUE TO wEATHER
SATURDAY, February 11, 2017, 9AM-12PM

Hawaii Nature Center has over 35 years of experience educating Hawaii’s youth about our diverse ecosystems on O‘ahu and Maui.  They foster awareness, appreciation and understating of Hawaii’s environment and to encourage wise stewardship of the Hawaiian Islands by educating children with an interactive and immersive approach. 

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 HLC, at 8am and ATM at 8:30am. Depart by 12pm. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.


Ho'okua'aina at Kapalai
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 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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