Online Guide Training / Certification Resources

Cultural References

Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association (NaHHA)

Perpetuates an authentic spirit of aloha and Hawaiian culture in hospitality industry planning, promotion and product development.

Ola Hawaii from NaHHA

An educational program for today‘s hospitality industry, for managers and employees who seek to have a better understanding of the Hawaiian culture.

Ho‘okipa Learning Center from NaHHA

Teaches hosting with Aloha. Their mission is to help management and staff expand their knowledge and passion for genuine Hawaiian hospitality.

Ancient Hawaiian Civilization: A Series of Lectures Delivered at the Kamehameha Schools, E.S. Craighill Handy, ed. (Rutland, Vermont: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1965)

Fragments of Hawaiian History, John Papa Ii, trans. Mary Kawena Pukui, ed. Dorothy B. Barrere (Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1959)

Hawaiian Antiquities, David Malo (Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1951)

Hawaiian Dictionary, Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert (Honolulu: University of Hawai`i Press, 1986)

Hawaiian Fishing Traditions, ed. Dennis Kawaharada (Honolulu: Kalamaku Press, 1992)

Nana I Ke Kumu, vol. I, Mary Kawena Pukui, E.W. Haertig, Catherine A. Lee (Honolulu: Queen Lili`uokalani Children’s Center, 1972)

Native Planters in Old Hawaii: Their Life, Lore, and Environment, E.S. Craighill Handy and Elizabeth Green Handy (Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1991)

`Olelo No`eau, Mary Kawena Pukui (Honolulu: Bishop Museum Press, 1983)

Ruling Chiefs of Hawai`i (rev. ed.), Samuel M. Kamakau (Honolulu: Kamehameha Schools Press, 1992)

Kumulipo, the Hawaiian Hymn of Creation by Rubellite Kawena Johnson; Hawaiian Antiquities by David Malo; Hawaiian Dictionary by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert

Hawaiian Legends, Collection of Hawaiian Antiquities and Folk-Lore Vol. IV by Abraham Fornander; Place Names of Hawai’i by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert

Voyage, The Discovery of Hawaii by Herb Kawainui Kane; Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association,

HEA’s E Malama: Ecotourism Manual for Hawaii by Barbara Mills

Business References

Marine Life References

Help Save the endangered Hawaiian hawksbill sea turtle – Download and Use The Poster

Fishing Among Turtles – Learn from NOAA Pacific Islandʻs Regional Office about how to help turtles who you may insnare during fishing – Download Itʻs OK To Help Poster

Learn about the Dolphin SMART program and what it means. Download the Dolphin Smart brochure.

West Hawaii Voluntary Standards
Hawaii specific standards for SCUBA Diving and Snorkeling, General Boating (including kayaking and surf schools), Wildlife Interactions (including dolphins, whales, monk seals, turtles, manta rays, sharks, and invertebrates), and Shoreline Activities.

Ocean Awareness Training, coordinated by the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

National Association for Interpretation

Molokini: Hawai’i’s Island Marine Sanctuary by Mike Severns and Pauline Fiene

Shore Fishes of Hawai’i by John Randall

The Ultimate Guide to Hawaiian Reef Fishes, Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Whales, and Seals, and Hawaii’s by John Hoover

Sea Creatures: A Guide to Hawaii’s Marine Invertebrates by John Hoover

Hawaiian Reefs and Tidepools by Ann Fielding; Corals of Hawaii: A Field Guide to the Hard, Black and Soft Corals of Hawaii and the Northwest Hawaiian Islands, Including Midway by Douglas Fenner

Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Viewing Guidelines

Reef Environmental Education Foundation ( volunteer fish survey database.

Coral Reef Alliance’s Hawaii Marine Tourism Guest Survey

Molokini Shoal Marine Life Conservation District Conservation Tips by Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Respect Ocean and Aquatic Resources (ROAR) Hawaii

Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program
Dolphin Smart Program

HI Marine Debris Action Plan

Hawaiian Hawksbill Conservation

Fishing around Sea Turtles

Be Reef Safe On Both Land and On The Water

Honu FAQs

Terrestrial Resources

MFBRP InfoGraphic
MISC Info Graphic

Built Environment Resources

US Green Building Council LEED Certification

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods.

Hawaii Green Business Program

The Hawaii Green Business Program (HGBP) assists and recognizes businesses that strive to operate in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

A partnership between Hawaii’s Department of Health; Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; and the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, this program highlights businesses that are dedicated to creating a sustainable Hawaii.

Kuleana Green Business Program

Administered by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce, this program identified business citizens, that set high standards of integrity, commitment and respect in their engagement with employees, customers, community, and the environment.


ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency.‎


Save water and protect the environment by choosing WaterSense labeled products in your home, yard, and business and taking simple steps to save water each day.