2021 Lā Honua / Earth Day Symposium
Makawalu: Environmental Kinship Across Communities
Monday, April 19
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Lā Honua Week Kīpaepae
Kumu Kekoa Harman and his UH Hilo KHAW 204 class
Wednesday, April 21
12:00 - 12:50pm
Community Leader Kuʻulei Keakealani
1:00 - 1:50pm
What is Nature in the Anthropocene Epoch?
Kirsten Mollegaard & her class
Culture & Nature: Our Land, Our Honua - A Symbiotic Life in Oceania
Tarisi Vunidilo & her class
- UH Hilo students
- Candy Gonzalez, Kekoʻo Brown, Darr Gilreath
Hold the Line: how sea turtles in Hawaiʻi are impacted by fishing line
Hawaiʻi CC Instructor Jen Sims
UH Hilo student and Keaholoa Scholar, Kaluhea Fay Dudoit
Description: Participants will learn a mele komo or chant created by Dr. Taupōuri Tangarō for use in the field and in research, as part of a set of cultural and environmental protocols for the UH community, to facilitate culturally appropriate learning in nature spaces. Participants will also learn place names and about the culture of entering sacred spaces.
2:00 - 2:50pm
Nānā i ke Kumu, Exploring Cultural Dimensions of Marine Species in the Hawaiian Archipelago
UH Hilo student & EPP/MSI Scholar, Sheldon Rosa
Restoration of Hale o Lono Fishpond
Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation: Luka Kanakaʻole and Lanihuli Kanahele
ʻAi Pono: Connection to Well-Being & Sustainability
Hawaiʻi CC I Ola Hāloa Program
Description: Participants will learn the mele kumuhonua or genealogical chant ʻO Wākea noho iā Papahānaumoku. There will also be a demonstration of how to prepare a delicious and healthy Poi smoothie.
3:00 - 3:50pm
Power of the Public: Claiming Your Voice on Environmental Impact Assessments
Michelle Shuey & class.
Healthy Filipino Cooking Demonstration
Hawaiʻi CC Counselor Jeanne Batallones for Blue Zones Bodies
Description: Participants will observe a healthy cooking demonstration focused on the use of Filipino vegetables grown by many of our local farmers and widely available in our local farmers' markets.
Thursday , April 22 - Global Earth Day
10:00 - 12:00
Fishing Line Clean-Up with the Honu Protectors at Coconut Island (Mokuola).
Please bring: face masks, clothes for rain or shine, gloves, reusable trash bags, tabis or sturdy water shoes, water, reef-safe sunscreen.
Please arrive before 10am and meet Ryan Sack & Kara Smith (wearing blue “Turtle Team” shirts) in the parking lot for a briefing on proper fishing line removal and disposal methods.
COVID safety measures will be strictly followed
RSVP to email@example.com by April 21.
12:00 - 12:30pm
Campus Sustainability Highlights
UH Hilo Chancellor Bonnie Irwin, Hawaiʻi CC Chancellor Rachel Solemsaas, and Pālamanui Kumu Kaʻea Lyons
12:30 - 1:45pm
Kaʻao at Keauhou
ʻImi Pono nō ka ʻĀina: Emily Leucht, Lahela Camara, Kehau Kaula
Full: Not accepting new registrants at this time
Aloha ʻĀina Career Pathways: UH Hilo & Hawaiʻi CC Alumni Working in Conservation
UH alumni Zoe Banfield, Kainana Francisco, Mahina Patterson, Bronson Palupe, Kēhau Springer, Sebastian Wells
2:00 - 3:15pm
Hoʻoluʻu ma ka Hale: Dyeing with Hawaiʻi Plants
Hawaiʻi Papa o ke Ao Cultural Engagement Specialist Malu Dudoit & Kīpuka Peer Mentors
Description: Participants will learn about the natural dye process using 'Ōlena (Turmeric). Participants will receive materials prior to the workshop and must have access to a stove or heating pan to participate during workshop. Materials limited to participants living within State of Hawaiʻi.
Writing to Appreciate the Environment,
Description: Participants will be encouraged to articulate details of the environment around them in narrative form to develop a deeper connection to ʻāina. Participants must be able to go outside, engage all of their senses, and collect elements from nature. Participants will also engage in a group activity and write a narrative piece to share. Participants are asked to have a notebook and access to a mobile device.
3:30 - 4:30pm
Kī Note Presentation
Ua Lū ka Hua: Unveiling the Catalyst, a Glimpse into Environmental Kinship Through Kuahu Hula
Kumu hula and Hawaiʻi CC Instructor, Pele Kaio
Friday, April 23
3:00 - 4:00pm
A Whole Niu World: Indigenous Epistemology Rising!
Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer, UH West Oʻahu