Our Circle

Grounded in Hawaiian Culture

Hawaiian culture is foundational to those on the island, so it is the bedrock of our program. People and tradition guide our approach, led by cultural leaders embedded in the community, and integrating lessons from Hawaiian cultural practitioners into our community engagement and education.

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Heritage In Partnerships

Community-centric and Community-led

By partnering with community organizations that are focused on maintaining the island’s cultural heritage and natural resources, our restoration program amplifies its scientific strengths and expertise hand-in-hand with those who know Hawaiian culture best.

Our Partners
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Cultural Pathways

Built on a foundation of Hawaiian cultural knowledge

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Program Level Leadership

Strategically guided by cultural leaders from the island's west coast Hawaiian communities.

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Building Leaders

Supporting the island's Hawaiian cultural students and leaders in their coral reef restoration growth and development.

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Knowledge Exchanges

Facilitating exchange of cultural practices among Hawaiian leaders and across those in the Pacific.

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Visitor Engagement

Working with our island's many visitors to teach the cultural significance of our coastal wonders.

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Culture Counselors

Guided by Kūpuna

Members of our cultural advisory group are critical in helping mold our strategy and ensuring that our approach to coastal transformation is firmly grounded in traditional Hawaiian values.

Meet Our Advisors