UH President David Lassner: UH must move beyond its strengths in astronomy and continue to improve protection of Maunakea’s environment and cultural resources.
Crew members gave presentations, canoe tours, and shared wayfinding lore and lessons learned from the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. UH Hilo co-sponsored an educational expo featuring programs that promote “mālama honua” or care for the planet.
UH Hilo co-sponsoring large community event to welcome Hōkūle‘a crew to Hilo, April 21.
The events are organized annually at ‘Imiloa to complement and honor Merrie Monarch’s major purpose: the perpetuation, preservation and promotion of the art of hula and Hawaiian culture through education
Kara Spaulding has demonstrated leadership in sustainability in various ways: advocating for curriculum in sustainability, participating in Earth Day, inspiring classmates.
“Getting to show the Clintons different nebula and galaxies while sitting below one of the darkest skies in the world was an unforgettable experience,” says UH Hilo astronomy student Mitchel Rudisel.
UH Hilo Hawaiian language kumu Larry Kimura and Kanani Māka‘imoku were honored for their leadership in reviving and teaching ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i.
The discussion, part of an annual UH conference on sustainability, was led by Hawaiian cultural practitioners, a research scientist, and a land manager.
Greg Chun will represent the university externally on all matters relating to Maunakea, including the many discussions of alternative models of management.
The theme of the event, Celebrating ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i, will feature exciting activities for the entire ‘ohana centered around Hawaiian language.