Hawai‘i Island

Community Partners Showcase Programs at ‘Imiloa as part of the Merrie Monarch Festivities

Apr 5, 2024

HTA Board Vice Chair Mahina Paishon visits partners at ‘Imiloa

HTA community partners Nā Kama o Kālai Waʻa of Hawaiʻi Science and Technology Museum, Mahalo ʻĀina Discovery Forest Projects of Hawaiʻi Forest Institute, and Kūkūau Community Forest Cultural & Ecological Preservation & Education Program of Hawaiian Islands Land Trust took part in community outreach at the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi over the Merrie Monarch Enrichment Programs festivities. Kūkulu Ola and Kahu ʻĀina (formerly known as Aloha ʻĀina) partners and program awardees tabled from April 3-5, 2024, to share programs with visitors and residents. 

HTA's Kūkulu Ola program provides funding support to community-based awardees that enhance, strengthen and perpetuate the Hawaiian culture through genuine experiences for residents and visitors alike. Kahu ʻĀina programs are focused on the lasting value of stewardship by responsible community-based entities with an emphasis on ʻāina-Kānaka (land-human) relationships and knowledge. A warm mahalo to ʻImiloa Astronomy Center of Hawaiʻi for providing a space to share community programs with residents and visitors.