Welcome to

'AKAHIAO NATURE INSTITUTE

A learning center embedded in place, dedicated to a sustainable future. 

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GEMS Program

Dates TBA for 2021

The Girls Entrepreneurship & Malama ‘Aina Springboard (GEMS) Program cultivates leadership capabilities in young women to grow strong female leaders who have the capacities and dispositions to navigate, guide, and shape our dynamic world. This nature immersion curriculum has an entrepreneurship focus and is designed to develop confidence and self-efficacy in young women. 

Ages 15 - 18

Akahi Leadership Program

Dates TBA

This two-week summer camp program created in conjunction with St. Andrew's Schools is designed to foster authentic, adaptive leadership and activate our future makers to realize their preferred future where a peaceful human society is harmonized with the natural world. 

Ages 15 - 18

Aloha Aina Immersion Program

Dates TBA

1-week nature programs designed to foster a strong bond between our youth and nature through spending time, deepening understanding and enhancing communication skills. The program will encompass our signature mix of daily Thanksgiving rituals, integration into the complete cycle of food, life skill training, natural arts and outdoor place based learning.

'Ai Love Pono

1- day workshop

To eat well is to live well. 'Ai Love Pono is our program focused on permaculture, food culture of Hawaii and the culinary arts. We will  explore the source of food and their health benefits as we learn to prepare delicious dishes in the kitchen. The participants will have the chance to learn about the full cycle of food - from the seed to your seat.

To schedule a visit, please email us at julie@akahiao.org

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"This experience impacted me in many ways. I saw a different point of view from the world and not only through getting to be apart of nature (outside) everyday, but through storytelling and culture that everyone there shared with us. It also showed me how to treat my body with the right food and nutrients."

— Student

"I learned and was also reminded that, "The sky is the limit." During the activities, I have noticed how alike and different I am from everyone around me, and that to be unique and special in any way is a blessing and we should embrace them."

— Student

Meet The Team

Julie Rogers

Executive Director

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Jeff Fuchs

Resident Explorer & Program Coordinator

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Liana Macdonald-Kainoa

Community Outreach Coordinator and Cultural Liaison

Antonio Wuttke

Landscape Artist & Permaculture Specialist

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808-781-4563

72-3667 Hawaii Belt Rd
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii County 96740
USA