A key part of our mission is to create and nurture sustainable relationships among educators, alumni, and community partners in Hawai‘i and around the world.
Learning happens in context. Therefore, partnering with organizations outside the university is critical to our program. By working with partners, the program provides experiences that become a vehicle to inspire classrooms and communities to create experiences that engage students first-hand in the local and global issues that impact our planet. For example, discussing climate change while stargazing from Maunakea, measuring sea level rising while sailing on traditional canoes with the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and exploring natural resource conservation while doing service learning at Waikalua Loko Fishpond with the Pacific American Foundation.