Papahana Kuaola, located in the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia in the ʻili of Waipao, is a mālama ʻāina based learning organization that is connecting the area's past with a sustainable future.
Our mission is to create quality learning focused on Hawaiʻi's cultural and natural resources, environmental restoration, and economic sustainability fully integrated with Hawaiian knowledge in order to exemplify a lifestyle respectful of kānaka, ʻāina, and akua.
Are you looking for fun, hands-on learning opportunities that gets your keiki outside during their Spring break?! Click here to learn about our Spring Break Program: Exploring Hawaiian Watersheds!
Papahana Kuaola is still looking for applicants with backgrounds in teaching & Hawaiian cultural education to fill the following positions:
Educator (Kupualau Program)
Educator (Kupualau and Lelekamanu Programs)
If you are passionate about mālama ʻāina based learning, if a living Hawaiian culture is important to you, if you believe in education as a means to uplift all who call Hawaiʻi home, or if you want to work directly on and for the ʻāina, please consider submitting your application! Visit our work page for more information.
Papahana Kuaola is excited to release its new childrens' book 'Elepaio and Punawai A Waipao Adventure
Check out our 'Elepaio Book page for more information!
Check out our 'Elepaio Bookmark activity, now available for free download and print!