From towering volcanoes to some of the world’s best beaches, Hawaii is defined by its stunning natural beauty, and the ancient Hawaiian people have left a legacy of indigenous wisdom and sustainability that serve as a model for many of today’s pressing issues. From tackling climate change to protecting biodiversity, innovative practices are being pioneered on these remote Pacific Islands.
We will journey between the islands of Oahu and Maui and go behind the scenes of several community-led initiatives. On Oahu, we’ll venture to the majestic Waimea Valley to lend a hand on a reforestation project and have a farm-to-table dinner on a local family’s grassroots eco-farm. In Maui, we’ll spend two mornings helping the Maui Ocean Center Marine Institute protect endangered sea turtles where they nest through participating in data collection, tracking, and habitat restoration. This work is central to the effort to preserve the green sea turtle’s increasingly threatened habitat.
Volunteer Time = 10 hours (3 mornings)