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Super Enrichment Saturday to focus on kai e‘e (tidal waves)

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Date: Monday, October 10, 2005
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, 974-7642

For Immediate Release

Kai e‘e, or tidal waves, is the focus of the first of four Super Enrichment Saturdays for the 2005-06 school year sponsored by Na Pua No‘eau, the Center for Gifted and Talented Native Hawaiian Students, University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Students from grades 6-12 and their parents are invited to participate on Saturday, October 29, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the UH Hilo Lower Campus on Manono St., next to the Na Pua No‘eau office. Students and parents are advised to dress comfortably and to bring a snack, lunch and a water bottle.

Students will travel to Laupahoehoe Point to talk story with survivors of the 1946 and 1960 tsunami and gain a sense of time and place as they listen to their experiences with kai e‘e. Students will also tour the Pacific Tsunami Museum to improve their understanding about families and communities affected by tsunamis.

The second program, December 3, 2005, will spotlight the science behind natural events/disasters. On February 11, 2006, students will learn about “preparedness.” Then April 22, 2006, they will focus on creativity as a means of building community awareness.

The program is free, but space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration deadline is October 21. Students must complete a Na Pua No‘eau student information form and a Super Saturday Enrichment form to register. Both are available from school counselors or from the Na Pua No‘eau Office. Student information forms are also available online at Call 974-7678 for more information.

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