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about us

EA Ecoversity is a Hawaiian higher education and career training program that provides blended online & offline learning in an atmosphere of aloha.  This is an affordable opportunity that offers hands-on learning projects and experiences with internship possibilities.

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  • Culturally-Driven

  • Personalized

  • Place-Based

  • Sustainable

  • Ancient

  • Community-focused

  • Family-oriented

  • World Class

  • Green

  • Modern

our 4 areas of study

MAHI

CAREER EXPLORATION & TRAINING

OLA PONO

21st CENTURY HEALTH & LIFESKILLS

KUMUPAʻA

HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE &  CULTURE

FOUNDATIONS

ALOHA ʻĀINA

RELATIONSHIP TO LAND

Validation of Learning

  • Course Certificates validating successful completion of courses

  • Digital Badges attesting to Kumupaʻa, Mahi, Ola Pono & Aloha ʻĀina Proficiencies

  • EA Ecoversity Diploma after completion of all 4 Badges

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E-Portfolio

Learners showcase skills, abilities, values, experiences and competencies acquired in an e-Portfolio, which includes documents and media files that provide a holistic representation of the learner, professionally, academically, culturally and personally, to share with prospective employers.

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Meet The Team

Kū Kahakalau, Ph.D.

Aunty Kū is EA Ecoversityʻs founder and visionary educational leader, responsible for instruction, curriculum and assessment, action research and learner outcomes.

Krisha Zane

Krisha is EA Ecoversityʻs Administrator, responsible for day to day operations, customer service, financial oversight, marketing, recruitment etc.

Howard Peʻa

Uncle Howard is EA Ecoversityʻs Kūpuna and a mentor to EA Ecoversity staff and students.  Uncle Howard also teaches Hoʻoponopono, Hydroponics and how to life a pono, sustainable way of life.

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Frequently asked questions

What is EA Ecoversity?


EA Ecoversity is a higher education and career training program to empower Native Hawaiian youth and young adults to solve 21st century challenges and reach their highest potential.




What is the meaning of EA?


EA stands for Education with Aloha, an ancient yet modern way of teaching developed by our founder Dr. Kū Kahakalau over the past 30 years. Ea also means sovereignty in Hawaiian because EA Ecoversity is designed to empower Native Hawaiians to thrive in their homeland.




What is an Ecoversity?


Ecoversities are innovative post-secondary programs located in over 40 countries, radically re-imagining higher education to cultivate human and ecological flourishing in an effort to transform the unsustainable and unjust economic, political and social systems/mindsets that dominate the planet. For more info visit www.ecoversities.org.




Who can attend EA Ecoversity?


EA Ecoversity is designed for Native Hawaiian youth and young adults ages 15-30, who want to learn more about their native language and culture, aloha ʻāina and food sovereignty, how to prepare for careers of their choice and how to live a healthy, happy life.




How long is the EA Ecoversity program?


Although originally designed as a 2-year post-secondary program, EA Ecoversity is extremely flexible, allowing learners to plan their own course of study, building on achievements to date, and moving at their own pace.




How can I apply?


To apply please fill out our application posted on our webpage or contact krisha@kuakanaka.com.




How much does EA Ecoversity cost?


EA Ecoversity learners will receive Certificates for each course that they successfully complete, Digital Badges for completing the requirements of each of our four areas of learning, as well as a Diploma after completing all aspects of their personal learning plan. In addition, all EA Ecoversity graduates will have an updated E-Portfolio to be shared with potential employers and institutions of higher learning as appropriate.




What are Digital Badges?


A Digital Badge is an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online, i.e. in your E-portfolio. EA Ecoversity offers four (4) badges in the following categories: Kumupaʻa: Foundations in Hawaiian Language and Culture; Mahi: Career Exploration and Training; Aloha ʻĀina: Hawaiian Land Stewardship and Food Sovereignty Practice; Ola Pono: 21st Century Health, Resilience and Lifeskills.




How will I learn?


EA Ecoversity provides blended online and offline learning in an atmosphere of aloha. In addition, learners will be referred to paid career internships and land stewardship opportunities on the island of their choice.





EA ECOVERSITY PARTNERS

Rather than re-inventing the wheel, EA Ecoversity is collaborating with several dozen partners throughout Hawaiʻi to offer opportunities for a wide range of internships, land stewardships and aloha ʻāina experiences, as well as Hawaiian language and culture immersion and real world practice for our EA Ecoversity learners.  

Agreement of Support from EA Ecoversity Partners.

Join us this November for our Third Pacific Region Ecoversities Gathering.  This 2-day virtually meeting will bring together movers and shakers in island education, Indigenous community empowerment and environmental stewardship from throughout the Pacific.

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