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Program

Pono Outdoor Program runs Monday-Thursday, 9am-2pm and Friday 9am-1pm

Locations include: 
  • Beaches (swimming day) – learning ocean safety, foraging, and water distillation.
  • 'Īao Valley heritage gardens (swimming day) – learning natural first aid, foraging, bookwork, and water filtration and building.
  • Makawao Forest Reserve – learning shelters, foraging, meditation, and bookwork, First Aid.
  • Olinda Forest – learning foraging, bookwork, meditation, first aid, fire building, and shelters.
  • Farms around Maui – learning land rejuvenation, farming skills, invasive species, and feeding cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, and much more.

Curriculum

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Most students use The Good and Beautiful Curriculum; however, many families have their own books, and assignments and even choose no curriculum. It is the families choice and their free right to give their children what they would like. 

Bookwork in the forest
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Curriculum outside
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Writing with nature objects
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Storytime
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Art
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Self directed learning
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Small group sizes
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Multi-sensory skills
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Wild learning
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Life Skills

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Life skills taught at Pono Outdoor Program include regenerative farming, fire building (without store-bought tools), water filtration, shelter building, wild food foraging, medicinal plant identification, wound healing in the wilderness, and much more.

Materials for water filtration
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Filtered mud water
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Childhood is meant to be free
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Planting kalo for the community
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Mushroom identification
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Free play
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Primitive fire making
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Wilderness wound care
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Shelter building
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Tuition

Full-time (Monday-Friday) is $600/month Starting September 1, 2022
Part-time Slots are currently Unavailable at this time however, when there are spots it is $350/month starting September 1, 2022
Day Drop-ins is $50/day for whole day