Mālama Honua Public Charter School

Inspired by Polynesian voyaging and founded by Nainoa Thompson and Robert Witt in 2014, Mālama Honua, located in Waimānalo, O‘ahu, uses project based learning to infuse students with the “mind of the navigator,” and instill the desire to mālama honua — care for the earth.

Their native Hawaiian values-based learning environment emphasizes learning with and from the ʻāina (land), with rigorous instruction in core content and application of knowledge.

ETSF is working with Malama Honua to create a curriculum utilizing ETSF’s The Story of Everything  film, written by Hawaiʻi Poet Laureate Kealoha, as a template for teaching students about the universe, human origins, indigenous wisdom, and how to care for the earth.