Maui: “Laulima” (Many Hands) Project
Preserving the beauty and culture of Maui while serving in Paradise
Approximately 2.2 million people visit Maui each year, but very few ever give back to the island or to its people and culture. We will spend a week volunteering our time and learning about the island’s ideas of “Laulima” and “Kuleana.” These terms basically translate into “Many Hands” and “Responsibility.” This is the idea that all people are responsible for the Earth and its inhabitants.
Most days will be spent learning about some facet of the island’s local history, flora and fauna, geology, and marine wildlife, and then allowing that knowledge to help us understand the need for service to the island and to the disappearing indigenous species on it. Some of our activities will include re-planting native trees and plants in an ancient Hawaiian agricultural village, removing invasive species from the crater of an extinct volcano, counting fish while snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, and repairing a 500-year-old fishpond. Of course, all work and no play will not always be the agenda, as you will have some time to explore Maui’s beautiful waterfalls, beaches, and countryside. Our lodgings will consist of cabins at the beautiful Pi’iholo Girl Scout Camp.
You must have a love for the environment and a willingness to give back to the Earth and the Hawaiian culture.
Must be able to hike, swim, and carry a pack over uneven and steep terrain.
July 8 - 15, 2014; $2950
Must be between the ages 14-18 years old at the time of the event.
All technical gear will be provided.
You’ll receive a detailed packing list upon registration.
A $180 deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance to this event. (It’s part of the event fee and not in addition to it.)
Airfare is not included in this destination. Round-trip airfare will need to be purchased to/from Kahului Airport (OGG).
ATS has scholarship opportunities available! Contact ATS for more information.
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