Hui Hoʻoleimaluō

Hui Hoʻoleimaluō

Background Information

Hui Hoʻoleimaluō carries out traditional Hawaiian activities and values with the help of the community to care for the natural environment.

What are the goals of the project?

  • Immerse the new generation and their families into a perspective of caring for their communities and the surrounding environment. While delivering hands-on STEM learning to care for natural resources for the future.

What are the research questions?

  • How do we know the water quality and parameters?

  • How do we put it together at the end?

What are the hypotheses?

  • Testing with a special machine that gives different parameters about the water.

  • Compile data collections taken across the two weeks and see which one is the most common.

Overall project/research methods and procedures used:

  • Collect water data in the morning before sediment removal, then collect water data in the afternoon.

  • Observe the water and surroundings and note any changes.

STEM Careers/jobs that are involved in the program:

  • Conservation Biology

  • Aquaculture

  • Agriculture

  • And more!

Knowledge and skills that were necessary to carry out tasks:

  • Basic math

  • Teamwork and collaboration

  • Self-directed learning

  • Careful listening to directions



Internship Mentor


Internship Mentor


Student Intern


Student Intern


Student Intern


Student Intern


Student Intern

Student Intern Presentation and Reflections



  1. I contributed to this project by monitoring water quality and measuring the loko's parameters. Glad we could assist Hui Ho'oleimaluō in their endeavors to better Kaumaui.

  2. I enjoyed doing hands-on work to help maintain the ecosystems in the loko for future generations.


  1. I was able to contribute to this research by gathering data from are water samples that we took in the lokowai to see how we can help the ecosystem at Kaumaui.

  2. In reflection, I liked how we got to help the land by doing hands-on work and learning about the land at the same time.


  1. My contribution to this project included helping to remove sediment, clean up debris, test water quality, and helped make a mala.

  2. During the internship I liked being able to participate in hands on work that will help the land and learning more about the area in the process.


  1. My contribution to this project was taking water samples and removing invasive species as well as sediment from the loko wai while monitoring the impact it makes on the ecosystem.

  2. Over the two weeks we spent at this program I have learned many things. From building kahua kalo to scalling fish we were able to learn a lot about the beauties of Keaukaha.


  1. I contributed by helping out and going to this internship because many would not do it for the land, but for the money, but not me.

  2. These past weeks have been fun and exciting because I get too meet new people and help the land thrive again like how it once was.