A Native Hawaiian Place of Learning for Voyagers of the World



The traditional hālau wa’a was a longhouse, a covered structure near the shoreline dedicated to all matters related to canoes, and whose linear measure could provide ample shelter for vessels of sizeable length. 

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We have chosen to be a part of this voyaging family. We support each other. Watch as we swim together as one family from start to finish.

Learn the basic knots for sailing and wayfinding! View the video, grab a rope and practice tying these knots.

Learn how crew members train to stay safe on their voyage.

Learning Activities

Video / Grades PreK – 12 / Math

Lesson Plan / Grades 3 – 6 / Math

Digital Activity / Grades 3 – 6 / Math

Worksheet / Grades 3 – 6 / Math