Hālau Ola Honua



About the program:

Hālau Ola Honua, or PAGE, is a consortium grant led by Windward Community College and funded by the National Science Foundation through the Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (NSF-TCUP). The purpose of the grant is to support an environmental sciences concentration in the Associates in Natural Sciences degree and develop a degree pathway to Environmental Science and Sustainability at UH Mānoa.  

The overarching objectives of the project are to increase the recruitment of Native Hawaiian (NH) high school students to STEM programs at UH community colleges, increase the retention of these students and facilitate their transition to baccalaureate degree programs in geoscience, and promote awareness of the importance of geoscience within the Native Hawaiian community.  This grant endeavors to do so by funding and facilitating the following: 

  • Student/Faculty Mentorship
  • Math Bridges
  • Summer Oceanography Bridges
  • Geology Field-courses
  • Community Outreach/Service Learning Opportunities 
  • Conference Presentations
  • Developing an Introduction to Environmental Science Course 


Participating students will gain mentorship in environmental sciences, undergraduate research skills, and opportunities to complete coursework in calculus, geology, and oceanography. Students will also have an opportunity to earn a stipend for their participation.


Contact Information:

Hālau Ola Honua Website

Project Coordinator: U’ilani Tanigawa, 808-462-4711, anelatan@hawaii.edu