This was a very unique experience with different views and opinions I never before thought of. I loved the interdisciplinary aspect of the trip, ranging from small cultural lectures all the way to big industry ones. We really got to see and begin to understand the full range of coastal and marine development in Hawaii…. Read more »
We visited a community garden that is helping the community battle food insecurity. They are using everything in the garden and waste is either composted, reused, recycled or disposed of properly.
This park established in 1961 sits on the royal ground of King Kamehameha and stands to visitors of the history of the ‘Aina, or land. In ancient times, commoners could not even let their shadows touch the royal grounds of the King and punishments to any laws broken was death. The offenders child or parent would… Read more »
Mo’ana – the feeling of being full to the point all you want to do is fall asleep. We learned sustainable farm practices. The purpose of Mo’ana is for outreach and teaching people to eat healthy locally grown food. Shantal Chang told us the difficulties of grant approval. This is Shantal’s sheep that doubles as… Read more »
A law enforcement officer from the National Parks Service at Hawaii Volcanos National Park gave us a really informational talk about some of his daily tasks he does dealing with visitors and his staff. Because this National Park is unique in its large size, amount of sulfur dioxide emitted into the air, and dangers of… Read more »
The mariculture practices at NELHA where very intriguing in more ways than one. Campachi Farms is a small company that has a big idea. They understand the importance and urgency of food scarcity with the ever growing population of Earth.They also realize the global collapse of fisheries. The facility they managed consisted of multiple enclosed… Read more »
Today we went to the Ke Kai Ola Marine Mammal Center. It is a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates Hawaiian monk seals. There are three different types of monk seals which are the most ancient: Caribbean (which are extinct), Mediterranean (only about 300 left), and Hawaiian (endangered). The Ke Kai Ola, which means “the healing sea”,… Read more »
This hotel is so beautifully put together. It has so many paintings in the lobby. Outside is a small beach where you can go swimming or lay out. Above is a painting of Queen Ka’ ahumanu, who his favorite wife.
Hawaiian Monk seals can dive upto 600 feet for food foraging. Unfortunately, due to climate change they’re loosing more and more vital habitat.
“That would be a cool blog post” – Dr. A Big kind of road work over there. Road maintenance/straightening on the way to Kailua Kona.