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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

WHAT TO EXPECT

Thank you for planning your event with Hoʻokuaʻāina at Kapalai. We are looking forward to spending the day with you. Here is some information to make your day in the lo’i a most memorable experience!

IN PREPARATION for your visit

THINGS TO EXPECT

Weather

Located in the heart of Maunawili, the weather can change frequently in our loʻi. You might experience hot sun or pouring rain. Be prepared for both.

Wildlife

The lo’i is a natural, spring-fed wetland with all kinds of wildlife. Expect to encounter tadpoles, guppies, frogs and a variety of beautiful bird species.

Working Conditions

The work can be physically challenging and the mud is deep. Make sure to stay hydrated and assess your own health while working.

WHAT TO BRING

  • An adventurous spirit
  • Towel
  • Old and comfortable clothes (shorts and t-shirt)
  • Old swimsuits under their clothes make rinse off easy for girls
  • Bag for wet clothes
  • Water
  • Hat
  • Shoes – Slippers are the best. Barefoot in the loʻi
  • Sunscreen - Reef safe is acceptable.
  • Bug repellent – Unnecessary, but if needed, please use all-natural ingredients.

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A TYPICAL DAY WITH HOʻOKUAʻĀINA

  • 8:00 am (unless other arrangements have been made) - Arrive and meet under the tent.
  • 8:00-8:45 am - Circle time, mana’o o ka lā (thought of the day) & protocol
  • 8:45-11:30 am - Activity in the lo’i
  • 11:30-Noon - Rinse off and closing circle

We ask that all participants arrive on time and be present at the start of our day unless other arrangements have been made. Participation in the opening circle is very important. We also ask that everyone exits the property no later than 12:30 pm. However, we are flexible and understand schedules vary so please communicate if you need to make other arrangements.

PROTOCOL

Please choose a representative from your group to open with a simple introduction or an oli if it is comfortable. Hoʻokuaʻāina will respond appropriately.

OTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Participation is essential. As the group leader, please set the tone and remain engaged throughout the entire visit.
  • All visitors, including students, teachers, and chaperones, are expected to participate in the lesson and hana (work) for the day unless other arrangements have been made.
  • Hold your group participants accountable to expectations during the entire time at Kapalai.
  • KUMU (teachers): We encourage you to make connections between classroom content and the learning that is taking place with Hoʻokuaʻāina. Lessons and resources available.
  • Children under 5 are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
  • GROUP LEADERS: Please confirm the total number of visitors, the time of arrival, and any questions you might have via email at info@hookuaaina.org. IF the onsite contact if it is not yourself, please share who it is with info@hookuaaina.org

Directions and Parking

ADDRESS: 916E AULOA RD, KAILUA, HI 96734

  • For google maps enter 916 D Auloa Rd. to find our shared driveway and parking.
  • Follow the signs and drive down the gravel road to the green container shed where you will be directed to park.
  • Very Important - DRIVEWAY IS SHARED with houses 916 C & D. Do not stop and inquire at any of our neighbors’ houses at 916A, B, C or D and please be respectful as you drive or walk in and out.

ARRIVING BY CAR:

Drive down the gravel road to the shed where you will be guided to park. We have limited parking on site so please carpool. There is street parking along Auloa Rd. and in the surrounding neighborhood. (took out an extra you after guided and took out green container)

ARRIVING BY BUS:

Drop off is at Maunawili Neighborhood Park: 962 Maunawili Rd, Kailua, HI 96734. Because of limited facilities, please have everyone use the bathroom at the park prior to walking over and beginning the activity.

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After your visit

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We hope you enjoyed your day at Kapalai. Feedback is valuable. We appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience with us.

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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

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916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

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P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

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Hookuaaina Rebuilding Lives From The Ground Up

Hoʻokuaʻāina is located in the ahupuaʻa of Kailua at Kapalai in Maunawili on the island of Oʻahu.

For more information about our programs or how you can get involved please contact us.

visit us

916E Auloa Rd.

Kailua, HI 96734

mail us

P.O. Box 342146

Kailua, HI 96734

email us

Reach Us At:

info@hookuaaina.org

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Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Site By Created By Kaui

Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Site By Created By Kaui

Hoʻokuaʻāina is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization

© Hoʻokuaʻāina 2020 All Rights Reserved | Terms & Conditions | Privacy

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