Our K-12 ʻāina-based education program targets both public and charter schools that enroll underserved students. The multiple-visit education program provides opportunities for students to flourish by connecting to the land and Hawaiian culture through kalo cultivation and the teaching of Native Hawaiian values. Our curriculum aligns with the Office of Hawaiian Education's Nā Hopena Aʻo standards. We provide resources, lessons, and curricular support to teachers, partner with them on events and lessons, and host students, families, and faculty in the loʻi.
Kupuohi means to flourish or to grow vigorously. Our multi-visit education program is designed to offer 4 visits throughout the year with additional opportunities to include families. Each quarterly visit focuses on a Hawaiian values based theme and offers a standards aligned lesson with a hands-on activity allowing students to reflect on lessons while experiencing various aspects of kalo cultivation. The program aims to support the flourishing of our haumāna (students) through deep connection with ʻāina (land), themselves, their kumu (teachers), and their ʻohana (family).
Complete our site visit inquiry to schedule a visit for your organization, group, class or family.
The foundation of all our programs stems from our core Hawaiian values-based lessons.
An intimate look at the heart of culture-based education and the indisputable evidence that children thrive in an environment that fosters a learning process they can relate to.
Yes, absolutely! Most groups will stay and have their lunch at Kapalai after their time in the lo‘i, we just ask that exit the premises by 12:30p unless other arrangements have been made.
Yes, there will be a simple protocol to begin our day. Please choose a representative to present an oli or simple introduction and explanation of your intentions for the day. Hoʻokuaʻāina will respond with a welcoming oli.
We schedule events Tuesday-Saturday. When you inquire, we will check our schedule for availability and get back to you.
Yes, we provide hoses for rinse off and a shed for changing.
Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.
916E Auloa Rd.
Kailua, HI 96734
P.O. Box 342146
Kailua, HI 96734
Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization