Presented by the Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawai'i-Mānoa, the Hanapa'a Project offers an unconventional, multifaceted experience for students of the School of Ocean, Earth, Science and Technology (SOEST). Participants will have the opportunity to connect with and learn from their peers and community members. The annual event includes activities focused on ocean and earth sciences; sustainability practices and policies; the mental health and well-being of students; and valuing diversity of ideas, cultures and capacities. The Project is meant to break barriers, challenge the status quo and elevate the voices of students while providing an opportunity for them to create meaningful relationships. A cohesive, well-informed and supportive community, narrow or broad, makes for richer, more reliable science and a healthier, more resilient planet.
event - JOIN US!
Thank you all for joining us in making our first Hanapa'a Project Event a remarkable success! We are thrilled to unveil the date and theme for our upcoming 2nd Annual Hanapa'a Project Event.
Mark your calendars and get ready to join us on Sunday, February 4 from 10 am to 2:30 pm as we embrace the spirit of Hanapaʻa roughly translating to "secure or fasten."
The event is open to current SOEST students enrolled at the University of Hawaiʻi - Mānoa.
Admission is free and a meal and refreshments are included.
five fun and interactive activities
rage and catharsis
Are you feeling anger or anxiety about a particular issue? Write it down on a large piece of canvas, get your water balloons ready, and prepare to get messy.
art and identity
This is an opportunity for self-expression. Create something that represents you or that reflects what ‘hanapa’a’ means to you. Express your individuality, parts of your identity or your thoughts.
community and self
Discover the strength of personal stories and community bonds. Share your unique narrative, connect with your identity, reflect on your intentions, and celebrate collective experiences within the community.
connect and reflect
This activity delves into deep and personal questions with the hope that, in answering them, you will form connections with those around you.
mind and body
Expand Resiliency Through the Nervous System with a somatic experiencing (SE) practitioner as they delve into the innate power within us to heal.
snack and chat
Enjoy a bento box and fresh coffee. Please bring your own water bottle.