Place based learning projects of 2 weeks duration with respective program partner:
– Aotearoa, March 2011;
– Project: Big Hearts and small acts of kindness
– Hawaii, May 2012;
– Project: Educational delivery model of Kamehameha Schools within Keauhou-Kahalu’u
Previous Hawaii Projects:
2010-2011: Papa Kalu’ulu focused their case study project on the integration of education, community, and agriculture efforts at the Kamehameha Schools as a means to create the next generation of farmers; Growing Farmers.
2009-2010: Papa Hulihonua continued to advance the conversation of geothermal development in Hawaii. Knowing the controversy and debate the subject matter of geothermal creates, the fellows brought the issue and stakeholders back to the table to promote understanding the perspectives.
2008-2009: Papa ‘Ohi’a Lehua contributed the initial steps toward creating a long-term vision and future plan for the ahupua’a of Kealia in South Kona, and ultimately the implementation of a sustainable ahupua’a plan based upon the concepts of sustainability and the ahupua’a.
2007-2008: Papa Wiliwili cohort took up the challenge of sustainable food systems. Fellows analyzed the Hawaii food value chain via research, one-on-one conversations, facilitated focus group discussions and a small group workshop to identify top opportunities for Kamehameha Schools to contribute to improved food sustainability.
2006-2007: Papa Kalo tackled the subject matter of tourism in order to define new paradigms towards sustainable tourism. Using Maui Land & Pine assets as an applied case study site and other key engagements with Hawaii collaborators, fellows studied the feasibility of defining and applying sustainable tourism principles with several objectives in mind: Determining viability of sustainable tourism; Incorporating Native Hawaiian values; Understanding natural resource management and responsibility; Optimizing returns for Kamehameha Schools.