2019 summer programs

Applications are now open for our 2019 program in partnership with Sustainable Living Institute of Maui! Our alumni leaders are currently confirming itinerary details to be released in early May. You can read more details below and use the button to the right to apply now and reserve your spot. We will then contact all applicants in June when we begin program registration.

Huliau Eco-Adventure 2019

July 23rd-26th  Grades 7-9 Various locations

This program is from 8:30am-4pm Tuesday-Friday with pick up and drop off at Maui College in front of the Laulima building.

Huliau Eco-Adventure is a 4 day hands-on introduction to environmental studies for students entering grades 7-9. Students will engage in experiential learning through fun group explorations of Maui’s unique environments. Potential activities include hiking, swimming, working in a loʻi (taro patch), farm activities, tree planting, a visit to Maui Ocean Center, and more! The program is planned and led by Huliau alumni in collaboration with our staff, our high school leadership team, and experts in various environmental fields. For more information, photos and videos of past programs click here.

The program fee for this year’s program is $175 for the four days. Limited need-based scholarship are available. 

2019 Huliau Eco-Adventure Itinerary

This is the tentative 2019 program itinerary. Exact activities at some sites may be subject to change. We will review the activities on the first day and email parents what to bring each day.

Tuesday

Plants of Polynesia, Plastic Pollution & Climate Change

UH Maui College and Maui Nui Botanical Gardens

Activities include lei making, a native plant scavenger hunt, a hands-on carbon cycle game, and studying micro-plastics.

Wednesday

Marine Ecosystems

Kihei Canoe Club and Maui Ocean Center

Activities include canoe paddling, viewing coral plyps under a microscope, and exploring Maui Ocean Center’s new Humpback Whale experience.

Thursday

Ahupuaʻa and Watershed Health

Waiheʻe Ridge Trail and Nohoʻana Farms

Activities include hiking (2 miles), working in the loʻi (taro patch), making paʻiʻai and swimming in the stream.

Friday

Sustainable Agriculture

Lā Kāhea in Waikapū and UH Maui College

Activities include hands-on learning about organic farming, composting and bottle brick making. Art and closing activities to follow at Maui College.