Hawai‘i Spotlight

The Hawai’i Spotlight program provides opportunities for students to explore different parts of the island and learn about the Hawaiian culture and the community we live in. It focuses on the core values of the University: Aloha, Kuleana and Pono. Students will explore what each value means and identify ways to exemplify these values in their daily lives. These events are scheduled once per month.  

Spring 2018 Events

Come out and help Papahana Kuaola restore Ha‘iku stream and see the different native species that once thrived in this area versus the introduced species that repopulated Ha‘iku stream.

Papahana Kuaola is a non-profit organization located in Heʻeia on Oʻahu. Their mission is to create quality educational programs focused on environmental restoration and economic sustainability fully integrated with Hawaiian knowledge in order to exemplify a lifestyle respectful of kānaka (person), ʻāina (land), and ākua (god/goddess). 

Lunch will be served at Papahana Kuaola. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, see link below.

Bus transportation is provided:
Pick up at Aloha Tower Marketplace at 8:00am
Pick up at Hawaii Loa Campus at 8:30am
Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.

To reserve your spot complete the Hawai‘i Spotlight-Papahana Kuaola reservation form. 

Stand where one of the great leaders of Hawaiian history once stood. King Kamehameha defeated Kalanikupule at the Battle of Nu‘uanu, now known as the Pali Lookout. Help us and Ko‘olau Mountains Watershed Partnership (KMWP) to restore the space and learn more about what the surrounding area looked like in old Hawai‘i.    

KMWP works to protect and sustain the forests, waters and people of the Ko‘olau Mountains.  The forests of the Ko‘olau Mountains are the primary source of fresh water for residents and visitors on O‘ahu. KMWP works to perpetuate our island's water supply by maintaining the health of our remaining native forests.

More information on how to reserve your space will be sent in late March.