The Mālama 'Āina Field School began as a pilot program in the summer of 2013 at Nānākuli High & Intermediate School. Since then, it has expanded to include students from Ka Waihona O Ka Na'auao Public Charter School in Nānākuli, and now to Wai'anae Intermediate School and Wai'anae High School. Although we are not able to quadruple the size of the program due to logistical constraints, we are making this program accessible to more students along the Wai'anae Coast not only through the summer school program, but also throughout the school year through their teachers who strengthen their skills in 'āina-based and place-based learning. We are proud and appreciative of everyone who takes part in this program. Mahalo nui loa to our many supporters and resource people. We simply could not do this without you!
Please enjoy reading the journal entries made by our students from both the Nānākuli and Wai'anae programs who work separately in class and together, as one 'ohana, on huaka'i (field trips).