Mahalo nui to instructors, students and all who made the I 'Ike Hou Iā Lāna'i (To Know Lāna'i Once Again) archaeological field school and the documentary filmmakers apprenticeship program possible, and a great success. We are very proud of all the students who stepped up to participate in the program, and as a result learned about our island's cherished cultural landscape in the two weeks of workshops. This program is part of a seminar series over a three year period sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Education Act Grant in promoting literacy on Lāna'i through the exploration and rediscovery of its storied places. June 29, 2013. Photo, Kepā Maly.

Link to NHE Report documents:

NHE Report 2012 - 2013 (PDF)

NHE Report September 7, 2013 (PDF)

Photographs and video mini-documentaries developed by students are also cited on this page illustrating the 2012-2013 activities.

Archaeologists Warren Osako & Cynthia Webb, and Lāna'i High students examine coral mortar fragments that they've screened from the first layer of topsoil. The rocking, double decker screen was built by Warren Osako and Albert Morita specifically for this project. Sponsored by the Native Hawaiian Education Act Grant. A cultural-historical overview of Lāna'i's history through an interpretive/educational program with the Lāna'i Culture & Heritage Center. June 27, 2013. Photo, Hope Shin.

In between June to September 2013, a series of place-based activities were offered to the community and Lāna‘i High & Elementary School Students. The major initiates included:

•    Archaeological Field School – Kihamāniania Heritage Site

•    Technology: IPad Training

•    Beginning DSLR Film making

•    Beginning DSLR Film making Rubric AP

•    HDSLR Basic Camera Operations

•    Hawaiian Language Enrichment Studies

•    Read To Me International   

The 2012-2013 reports to the US Department of Education, Native Hawaiian Education Program, provide greater details on the services and engagement of the Lāna‘i community in place-based education through experiential activities, classrooms without walls, and cultural literacy.


photos of Summer field school Program, June 2013