Welcome to the Pacific Worlds Institute, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit education and cultural preservation organization. We are educators, activists and cultural practitioners working to preserve, protect and promote the unique culture and environments of Hawai‘i and other Pacific Islands through education and outreach.
We provide educational programming, training and cultural-heritage documentation services for local schools, business, government organizations and the general public.
The Pacific Worlds Indigenous Geography Cultural Documentation, Preservation and Education project is a web-based educational initiative that presents an interlinked portfolio of community profiles. Place-based cultural, historical and environmental knowledge is told by the community members themselves.
We provide direct engagement with teachers and students, both to use the Pacific Worlds Project but also through classroom presentation and by to working with classes to gather, process, and present place-based cultural heritage about their own ahupua‘a.
In order to make your organization function effectively in the unique physical and cultural environments of the Hawaiian Islands, We offer two different types services to meet your needs:
• Staff Education and Training Programs;
• Cultural Heritage Documentation.
To enhance your knowledge and appreciation, we offer series of webinars specially honed for the uninitiated. Entertaining, enlightening and fascinating, these programs will excite you about the magnificence of these islands, their environments, their history, and the Indigenous culture that is intimately intertwined with the sustainable management of this fragile place.
Our Mission: Educating Hawai‘i-based people and visitors on principles of respect for the land, environmental sustainability, and societal balance, combining traditional Hawaiian and contemporary understandings and practices.
Our Vision: We envision a future when all people residing in or working in the Hawaiian islands will conduct themselves with respect and care for the delicate balance between humanity and the natural world, working together to produce ‘āina momona–abundance.