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Welcome to the KS-ASU Virtual Huakaʻi (Field Trip)

Resource Site


Kamehameha Schools and Arizona State University partnered together to create a series of innovative virtual huakaʻi (field trips) grounded in Hawaiian Culture-Based Education, seamlessly integrating STEM and ʻāina (land) based learning. Kahaluʻu Ma Kai in Kona is the first site in the series.

This companion website offers access to information useful to creating engaging experiences for your haumāna (students) with the virtual huakaʻi and/or preparing for a physical site visit to Kahaluʻu Ma Kai. For more detailed information and ways to to adapt the experience to your specific learning environment, please browse through the menu items.

Visit the Kahaluʻu Ma Kai virtual huakaʻi to learn about this wahi pana. Learn how seasons are tracked using solstice stones, and how our kūpuna were able to construct heiau using precise angles without protractors or levels.

Visit the Makalawena virtual huaka'i and learn about what makes this place so special! Learning about the abundant natural resources at the anchialine pools, the nearshore marine life and rich Moʻolelo of Makalawena,

See the I MUA Newsroom article for some background details.