Mālama i nā Ahupua‘a
"Taking care of the land"
- Are you curious about the unique ecology and ethnobotany of our Islands?
- Are you committed to sustainable use of the environment?
- Do you want to learn about the ecosystems of Hawaii and the interactions of organisms with their environment?
- Do you want to understand why knowing traditional Hawaiian land and water use is important today?
- Do you want to understand the values of native species' conservation and alien species' eradication?
- Do you want to learn about changes in land use over time and how they affect the environment?
- Do you want to work with local caretakers and stewards, as well as students and faculty from other disciplines and institutions?
Join us in the Malama i na Ahupua'a (MINA) Service-Learning Program!
Click to view a printable flyer for MINA.
Location: Various environmental sites.
General Duties: Take care of Native Hawaiian cultural and natural sites under the leadership of kūpuna and other caretakers: maintenance, preservation, restoration.
Availability: year round.
- HOURS: See our MINA calendar that has specific and updated information about our sites and events.
- To fulfill the hour and topic requirements for this S-L program, participate in all mandatory activities and use the remaining hours to either work individually or in small groups at an approved site (a few examples: He’eia or Waikalua fishponds or ‘ohana-style poi production on Friday mornings) or participate in a variety of optional activities that fit your schedule and interests. We have several optional activities planned and continue to update the MINA calendar.
Training/Contact - Click here to view training date(s)
- See the MINA calendar and the Malama i na Ahupua‘a website for updates.
- If you missed the orientation, but would like to participate this semester, click on the “What if you missed it?” link and follow instructions given there.
- Contact site coordinators for more info:
- Dr. Ulla Hasager Phone number: 956-4218; Click here to email.
- Dr. Nelda Quensell Phone number: 734-942; Click here to email.