Educational Outreach

Conservation Mission

In the Spirit of Aloha, we will provide the highest level of professional care for the Natural Resources of Ka‘ūpūlehu, while always striving to enrich the depth of experience for people who visit, live, and work at our Resort and in our Community.

Educational Outreach Mission Statement

Using our facilities and interactive educational programming, we strive to assist with expanding or enhancing marine and environmental knowledge within all schools, community organizations, and individuals.

Goals For The Program

1) Assist teachers with hands-on science based activities that will relate to their classroom activities and bookwork.
2)  Provide students with access to the property and our staff’s knowledge for educational related projects or science related internships.

We Also Offer

General tours,  student mentoring (i.e. help with science projects),  assist with graduate field studies and can also create custom lesson plans for those instructors who cannot find what they need within the preplanned lessons.

For more information contact

Nicole Tachibana, Outreach Coordinator ( 808) 896-9577


Lesson Plans Download

Hualālai Resort is happy to introduce you to the Mālama Wai Ola program meaning “caring for the living waters.” The Natural Resources team has designed lesson plans to educate and engage students in caring for the marine environment. These lesson plans were created with the student in mind.

Fish Anatomy and Classification: Grades 5-7

Fishing for a living: Grades 6-12

Food Webs and Invasive Species in Anchialine Pools: Grades 3-6

Journey to Hawai‘i: Grades 2-6

Marine Coastal Monitoring: Grades 6-8

Ocean Creature Adaptations: Grades 2-4

The Tales and Trails of Ocean Trash: Grades 2-5

Wetlands and Watersheds: Grades 4-6

There is much to learn about marine conservation here in Hawai`i. To find out more, take a look at the website. If you are interested in learning about the most recent marine expeditions conducted in the United States visit the links to the below.

    Hualālai Resort Site Visit Request

    Cultural CenterPunawaiHalauWaikauhi PondKing’s PondOther
    Alaka'i NaluCultural CenterNatural ResourcesProgramsOther
    Ocean Creature Anatomy and AdaptationsJourney To Hawai'iFood Webs & Invasive Species in Anchialine PoolsFish Anatomy and ClassificationFishing for a LivingMarine Coastal MonitoringThe Tales and Trails of Ocean TrashWetlands and Watersheds GradesHawaiian Culture

    Looking to the Future

    Hualālai Resort continues to strive for excellence by providing impeccable service with the spirit of aloha. As we look toward the future, our goal to to exceed all expectations with kind service and graciousness will be our foundation that our guests and community receive.