Ola Nā Kini Site Huaka'i Request Form
Aloha and mahalo for your interest in our Ola Nā Kini (ONK) program coordinated by Mālama Learning Center! ONK strives to regenerate native and edible forests in the southern Wai'anae Mountains through active community engagement and education. This program is an opportunity for everyone to learn from the 'āina through hands-on, place-based education that has relevant applications through participation in site restoration projects in Leeward O'ahu. We feel it's our collective kuleana to care for Hawai'i's natural and cultural resources for future generations.

We can host workdays at a variety of different sites spanning mauka to makai located in Leeward O'ahu depending on what kind of learning experience you're looking to have. Those sites include:
-Pālehua (mauka sites in southern Wai'anae mountains)
-Nānākuli Muliwai @ Zablan's beach park (makai site)
-Pālehua Mauka Native Plant Nursery
*Workdays generally run from 8:30am-12:30pm (half day) Monday-Friday and includes an educational service activity. Saturdays are possible as well if available.

During these educational workdays, you will learn about the historical, cultural, and environmental benefits of native species followed by hana (work) that may include some or all of the following activities: Native outplanting, removal of invasive species and debris, watering, mulching, seed collection/plant propagation, and site preparation for future plantings.

We limit our site restoration workdays to about 40-45 people maximum for site safety reasons. There's a site fee of $10.00/person (for businesses/organization/schools outside of West O'ahu) with a minimum fee of $200. For schools/students from West O'ahu, the site fee is $5.00/person with a minimum of $200 per event. For out-of-state groups and/or workdays longer than 4 hours, the fee is $15.00/person. This fee helps us to partially cover the cost of supplies, plants, and staff time not subsidized by grants.

As the COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving, so are these workdays. We will follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Mahalo for your understanding and cooperation as we work to keep our communities safe!

Please fill out this form to request a workday at one of our Ola Nā Kini sites. This information will help us coordinate a productive and engaging visit for each group. We will try our best to accommodate site requests as we can.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email info@malamalearningcenter.org.
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Last name *
First name *
Phone number (Best way to reach you) *
School/Group Affiliation *
Group Description *
Age Range of Primary Participants *
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Total number of participants attending this workday (25 people maximum). For every 10 students, there must be at least one adult chaperone. Chaperones will not be charged a fee. *
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Which site would you like to work at? See list of potential work activities at each site. *
Will you be arriving by bus or personal vehicles? (Please include number of vehicles. We highly recommend carpooling as our work sites have limited parking. Note that a large bus is not able to reach the Pālehua mauka nursery). *
Are you able to pay the site fee specific to your group ($10.00/person for businesses/organizations/schools outside of West O'ahu or $6.00/student for schools/students from West O'ahu for half day workdays)? *
If you answered "No" to the previous question, please let us know your why and a fee you could afford. We will try our best to accommodate your group. *
Are there any special considerations or accommodations we should be aware of? *
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns at this time, please let us know. We will be in touch soon regarding your request.
Ola Nā Kini is an environmental education program coordinated by the Mālama Learning Center with many partners who provide their support, time, and financial resources in order to make this program possible. We’d like to acknowledge our current major sponsors and grant makers: Hawaiian Electric Company, Love Peace Harmony Foundation, Various funds of the Hawai`i Community Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, Wai‘anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, D.R. Horton Hawai`i, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - BWET Program, the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. We’d also like to thank the City & County Parks and Recreation Department, Camp Pālehua, Gill ‘Ewa Lands, Pālehua Partners Joint Venture, and Wai‘anae Mountains Watershed Partnership for their in-kind support.                                                      
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