ʻAimalama- Place-Based Lunar Methodology Tools

Event Details

This workshop is open to members/delegates at the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs 56th annual convention in Kaʻanapali, Maui at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa.

Workshop presenters-  Malia Nobrega-Olivera and Kalei Nuʻuhiwa

Workshop description-  The ʻAimalama workshop will present findings from previous ʻAimalama engagements (ʻAimalama Symposium 2014, Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference 2015 ʻAimalama workshop, & ʻAimalama Conference 2015) that details phenological, empirical and traditional data.  This includes case studies shared at the 2015 conference under the themes of ocean, agriculture, birthing, healing, education, and resource management.

ʻAimalama is an Oceania-based solution that empowers communities. The lunar methodology tools are used to record changes within diverse environments, & add solutions for survival & adaptability.

The ʻAimalama workshop goals are-

  • To demonstrate how the Kaulana Mahina lunar methodology is used to identify environmental changes, to identify the natural indicators of the changing climate, & to intentionally begin adaptive measures for change;
  • To learn about the basics of Kaulana Mahina;
  • To inspire participants to use these tools to discover & implement practices that foster behavioral change; &
  • To engage participants through curricula tools that demonstrate how place-based actions reinforce resilience;

The first 25 participants that register for this workshop BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 AT 3PM will receive sample lunar calendar tools for FREE.  Register online at-

Meaʻai mama and mea inu will be provided.