Current Programs


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2014 Earth and Ocean Festival
Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island
April 12, 2014

The Seventh Annual School Learning Garden Symposium
Waimea, Hawai‘i Island
June 7, 2014

ʻĀINA In Schools Garden & Nutrition Curriculum Training
Waimea, Hawai‘i Island
June 8, 2014

Kū ‘Āina Pā Summer Intensive
Waimea, Hawai‘i Island
June 9-11, 2014

Waimea School Garden Tours
Waimea, Hawai‘i Island
June 12, 2014

Natural Farming Certification Course
Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i Island
June 17-21, 2014

Recent News

The Honaunau School garden, run by Melissa Chivers and Jessica Sobocinski, is more than just a place where flowers and vegetables grow; it is a living classroom where students and teachers can observe, interact with, and learn about the natural world that is responsible for supporting human existence on this planet.

Almost two years since it was completed, The Kohala Center’s Health Impact Assessment on Hawaii County’s Agriculture Plan has garnered national attention and helped produce meaningful effects on the local food system.

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Brown Environmental Leadership Lab - Hawai‘i

Program Dates: March 22-30, 2014
Program cost: $3,195.00
Application deadline: January 10, 2014

This select national leadership program integrates the development of leadership skills with outstanding opportunities for high school students to study the biology, ecology, and cultural traditions of the Island of Hawai‘i.

Program activities include meeting with cultural practitioners to learn about the culture and history of the island, camping near the ocean, and learning about coral reef ecology and management. In addition to providing incredible adventures and experiences, the program gives students a chance to identify and develop their group-building and leadership skills.

Visit the BELL Web site for more program details.
The Kohala Center and Brown University are offering tuition scholarships for three students residing in the state of Hawai‘i to participate in this program.

Please download all application materials below, or call The Kohala Center at 808-887-6411 to request an application.

The deadline for all materials to be submitted to The Kohala Center is January 10, 2014.

Students applying for scholarships must send their application materials directly to The Kohala Center, and do not need to pay the deposit or application fee.

Mail or fax completed application materials to:
The Kohala Center
P.O. Box 437462
Kamuela, HI 96743
or Fax 808-885-6707

For more information, please contact Erica Perez at 808-887-6411 or