He alii ka ‘āina; he kauwā ke kanaka

Where land is chief and man is steward

Experience our campus, tour historic cultural sites and learn how to become a culturally responsible ahupua’a steward. ‘Iole Stewardship Center operates 2,400 acres in the ahupua’a of ‘Iole.

Welcome to ‘Iole Stewardship Center

As a Hawaiian cultural based education nonprofit, we create experiences where learners and visitors understand their environment, natural resources and discover the impact they can have on their world and their community.

Committing to Sustaining Our ʻĀina

inspiring sustainable thinking

At ‘Iole Steward Center, we are guided by the values, principles and wisdom of Mālama ʻĀina and to care for and properly steward the land. The commitment to protect and preserve Sustainable Stewardship practices by sharing indigenous knowledge and passion to nurture thriving communities is Hawaiian, cultural resilience.

In doing so, we aspire to perpetuate an enduring love and affection for the land, natural environment, and cultural resources, or Aloha ʻāina.

Iole Kohala Coast

Committing to Sustaining Our ʻĀina

inspiring sustainable thinking

At ‘Iole Steward Center, we are guided by the values, principles and wisdom of Mālama ʻĀina and to care for and properly steward the land. The commitment to protect and preserve Sustainable Stewardship practices by sharing indigenous knowledge and passion to nurture thriving communities is Hawaiian, cultural resilience.

In doing so, we aspire to perpetuate an enduring love and affection for the land, natural environment, and cultural resources, or Aloha ʻāina.

Iole Kohala Coast
Sustainable Stewardship

Our Programs

‘Iole Stewardship Center has partnered with Hawaii Island Schools to offer unique learning opportunities for kindergarten through high school students through two place-based programs. ‘Iole Cultural Experience and ʻ ina Work Day, as well as, the ‘Iole Mauka to Makai Cultural Tour. Both programs give participants the history and significance of ‘Iole as well as a physical work experience.

Our Facilities & Lodging

Surrounded by stunning views of the Kohala mountains and the Pacific Ocean, our lodging facilities and meeting spaces are flexible, light-filled and feature all the essential amenities for a memorable stewardship retreat or corporate off-site meeting or conference. Within the Pu‘uhonua o ‘Iole campus are ten bungalows and a forty-bed dormitory that combine the comfort of modern accommodations with the natural island beauty of Hawai’i.

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