October 22, 2015
Ulu Kalihi Invitation

September 28, 2015
It is our pleasure to announce the eighth annual 2015-2016 Ethnomathematics and STEM Institute at the UH Manoa College of Education with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Partners include the: University of Hawai‘i System, State of Hawai‘i Department of Education, Hawai‘i P-20 Partnerships for Education, Pacific American Foundation, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, University Laboratory School, and Polynesian Voyaging Society.

For more details:

See the Video

September 23, 2015
PREL Senior Specialist Daniel Lin was featured in the Huffington Post for his coverage of Typhoon Soudelor’s direct hit of Saipan. Lin states, “The story of Saipan’s recovery, though seemingly tragic, is actually one of resiliency, endurance and humanity at its best.”

Portraits Of Typhoon-Ravaged Saipan Show Resiliency Amidst Ruin

September 18, 2015
The United Nations has issued a press release “Pacific Prepares for Strengthening El Niño”, with warnings of high sea levels in countries near the equator and severe drought in the South Pacific countries over the coming months.

In response to the upcoming El Niño, the Pacific Islands Smaller Island States (SIS) has released a Climate Change Declaration urging COP 21 to limit global temperatures, ensure that those affected are protected, and uphold the polluter pays principle.

September 14, 2015
Islands Society has selected PREL President Nicole Forrester as its Local Female Leader for PREL’s efforts to promote the health and well-being of the next generation of Pacific Islanders through partnerships in education.

To read Islands Society’s interview with Nicole Forrester, Click Here.

August 31, 2015
We are proud to have partnered with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Ocean Sciences and the Republic of the Marshall Islands Public School System (RMI PSS) to have hosted a climate education workshop for teachers in Majuro.

RMI PSS will be implementing climate education as part of their mandatory curriculum. Read More

August 27, 2015
PREL will be moving their Honolulu office to a new location in September. The new address is:

1136 Union Mall, PH 1A (9th Floor)
Honolulu, HI 96813

It is walking distance from our current location and next to Fort Street Mall just behind Hawaii Pacific University. Our office phone numbers will remain the same.

August 3, 2015
PREL is launching a Storytellers’ page, which will share the voices of the Pacific. Coming soon!

July 31, 2015
The 29th Pacific Educational Conference (PEC): Our Ocean, Our Islands, Our Children brought together 1017 participants, making it the largest international event to be held in the Marshall Islands. Educators and thought leaders from around the world participated in 110 workshops and 7 plenary sessions to discuss climate change, teaching methods, and innovations in education. PEC also recognized the 2015 Pacific Teachers of the Year (TOY) from American Samoa, Chuuk, Guam, Hawaii, Kosrae, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pohnpei, and Yap. The 30th PEC will be held in Palau in 2017.

May 19, 2015
President Nicole M Forrester talks about creating and building sustainable communities through partnerships in education.

May 13, 2015
Dr. Art Sussman met with Palau officials to discuss climate change through the PCEP project.
Pictured from left to right: Vice President Antonio Bells, President Tommy Remengesau, Dr. Art Sussman, and Minister of Education Sinton Soalablai.

April 14, 2015

If you would like to learn more about relief efforts for Typhoon Maysak, please read the articles below:

Kaselehlie Press Article on Rebuilding Effort for FSM after Typhoon Maysak
Kaselehlie Press Articles on United Nations, US Aid, and IOM support of Maysak Relief

April 10, 2015
We are inspired and humbled by the resilience of our brothers and sisters in Chuuk and Yap that were devastated by Typhoon Maysak. We hope that you will join us in our effort to help a community that has lost most of their homes and schools.

The Salvation Army is sending a container, provided by Matson to Chuuk for disaster relief efforts on Friday April 17th.

We are accepting donations to fill the container with items such as water, canned food, bags of rice, noodles, first aid kits, tarps, nylon rope, rolls of plastic, clothing, bedding and hygiene items. Donations for “Chuuk Relief” can be dropped off from 8am-4:30pm at The Salvation Army’s administration building, located in Tiyan, around the corner from the old Gate Theater or the WIC office.

Donations will be accepted until Thursday April 16th by 5pm. Volunteers will be needed to help sort clothing and box various items from 1pm-5pm, Monday April 13th until Thursday April 16th.

Please call Jeff Dizon, EDS Liaison at 671-477-9872 ext. 104 or Captain Mike Lutcher at 671-477-9866 for further inquiries.

Please contact Xavier Fethal ( or 808-230-9793). They will gladly take whatever you can share.

April 7, 2015
Read PREL Senior Specialist, Daniel Lin’s National Geographic Article on Yap’s environmental stewardship: A Small Island Takes a Big Stand on Plastic

March 15, 2015
Today is World Water Day! PREL is honored to support an event in Yap that highlights the importance of water. This event will take place on March, 22, 2015 at the Colonia Community Center from 9:30AM to 12:30AM.

March 13, 2015
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning Presents: Who We Are

Produced by Director Kelly Noecker

February 17, 2015
PREL is honored to have been selected by Northwestern University Alumni Hawaii as their local charity partner for its annual Dance Marathon fundraising event!

Join us for Dance Marathon — Hawaii Edition!

Saturday, February 28
5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
RumFire at the Sheraton Waikiki
2255 Kalakaua Avenue

At one event you will help support the work of two great organizations, Starlight Children’s Foundation in Chicago and Pacific Resources for Education and Learning in Hawaii.

There is a cover charge of $5 if you’re wearing purple, $10 if you aren’t. We will also be raffling off a Northwestern tote bag at this event!

RumFire will validate parking for up to 4 hours.

Invite your friends and family to help support two great organizations!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, February 24th to so we can get an idea of how many people will be joining us for this fun and worthy event!

nu-logo 200Dance Marathon 2015 Northwestern University

February 5, 2015
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning is now accepting applications for part-time, non-paid internships in the Honolulu office in the fall, spring, and summer for undergraduates, advanced students, and recent graduates who are interested in gaining practical experience at a community-driven education-focused non-profit organization.

Successful candidates will be passionate about education and community development, and have:

High-level research skills;
Outstanding oral communication skills; and
Outstanding writing skills with an eye for detail and accuracy.

Applicants are encouraged to apply between one and three months in advance of their desired start date and must be eligible to work in the United States. Non-US citizens or permanent residents must already be in possession of a valid F1 or J1 visa at the time of their application.

You can apply for the internship program by e-mailing a cover letter, your resume and university/college transcript (if available) to

January 28, 2015
Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard speak about PREL’s dedication to empowering the leaders of tomorrow and to thank PREL CEO Nicole Forrester for her service at the 2nd Annual Northwest and Pacific Convention.
Watch The Video By Clicking On This Link

January 21, 2015
Chuuk Women’s Council (CWC) is looking for donations for the second floor of the CWC SMPoll Memorial Wellness Center: Youth and Family Resource Center.

They are looking for office furniture, media equipment, and household furnishings. For a complete list of their needs, please click here.

If you are able to make a contribution by February 7th, contact: Yvonne Mori’s at the Palolo Learning Center tel: (808) 733-8651 ext. 3.

January 20, 2015
PREL Senior Affiliate Dr. Megan Bang is the winner of the 2015 Bobby Write Award for Early Career Contributions to Research in Indigenous Education from the AERA Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Special Interest Group!

Dr. Bang’s explorations of how indigenous students engage in sophisticated cognitive tasks, such as navigating multiple epistemologies, have become seminal pieces for advancing culturally relevant science education.

January 16, 2015
PREL will purchase and provide video and audio equipment for the CMI Media Club to make movies on water sustainability and climate education!

January 14, 2015
PREL’s first live-streaming event was broadcast from the 2015 Service Learning Summit in Guam. Keynote speakers include eco-literacy specialist, Dr.Ming Wei Koh, who discussed the impacts of learning gardens on their communities.

December 15, 2014
The 2015 PEC will be held on July 27-31 hosted by the College of the Marshall Islands and the Ministry of Education in Majuro, RMI.

November 4, 2014
Nicole M. Forrester has been named PREL’s new CEO. She is excited to work with educators throughout the Pacific.