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Kipahulu Makai Day

Activity takes place:
Outdoor activity,
During time period(s):
Fall Intersession, Winter Intersession, Spring Intersession, Summer Intersession
Culture, Ocean, Science
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Detailed Description:
Explore the kahakai of Kipahulu!

Meet the 'opihi, limu, a'ama and other shoreline dwellers.

Learn about intertidal monitoring and Kipahulu Ohana's Malama I Ke Kai programs for community-based shoreline management, including our 'opihi rest area.

No charge
Schedule (Days/Times):
9:00 am to 12:30 pm
Additional Information
Bus will pick up students who live on northwest (Keanae) side of Hana before 8:00.
Bus will pick up Hana students at school at 8:00.
Bus will pick up students who live on southeast (Kipahulu) side of Hana on the way to Kipahulu.

Bus will drop off students at home and school by about 1:00.

Kipahulu was prized by the Hawaiian ali'i for its fertile 'aina and kai. Thousands of people once lived a sustainable lifestyle in this area farming, fishing, and surviving with the resources of the ‘ahupua’a, from the mountain to the sea.

Kipahulu Ohana revives, restores, and shares the practices of traditional Native Hawaiian culture. We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating on the "ways of old" through cultural demonstrations and hands-on activities. Using the wisdom and spiritual guidance of our kupuna, we seek to re-establish a Hawaiian lifestyle in Kipahulu. By initiating sustainable projects, dividing the labor, and sharing the results we preserve our culture.

Our Hana 21st Century Community Learning Center programs include Kapahu Living Farm, a traditional wetland taro farm operated in partnership with Haleakala National Park, and shoreline management projects as part of our Malama i ke Kai program including an opihi “rest area” or sanctuary.

808 248-8673