Punalu'u has been a LIVING CLASSROOM for centuries and if protected, can continue to be an
"Eco-Campus" for students and educators from around the world. With public input and community involvement
we can create a VISION that comes from people of KA‘U who have protected its resources for nearly two thousand
years. We welcome your involvement, ideas and participation to help save this invaluable natural resource.
THE CAMPUS, designed as "outdoor" Hawaiian style pavilions would include a Visitors Program that would be centered around a state-of-the-art Cultural Center, Theater and Cultural Marketplace that would offer
foods, arts and unique home-grown products from the people of Ka‘u. This would create additional job opportunities and a revenue stream for local farmers, entrepreneurs and artisans. Visitors from around the world will be able to become part of the "living classroom" experience. Click on the map below to zoom and enlarge: