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.
The garden is named in memory of Patricia Anna Weber Lee, whose family donated $200,000 to the center.
“Maunakea is the astonishing mountain that stands in the calm” is an ‘olele no‘eau or wise saying that expresses the sentiment that Maunakea is a source of awe and inspiration.
The universities will share academic and research opportunities in maritime safety, security, and navigational technologies, and marine, maritime and environmental management.
This eight-week basic language class, taught by ʻĀlika Guerrero at the Volcano Art Center, will focus on simple vocabulary, conversation, grammar, and sentence structure.