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    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

He Meheuheu Mai Na Kupuna - Traces From the Past

Kamehameha Schools Alumni

He meheuheu mai na kupuna (Traces from the Past)
Kamehameha School's Hawai`i Campus
Each year, the 6th grade teachers and students plan a huaka'i (journey), based on 'Ike Hawai'i (Experience Hawai'i). Its goal is to nurture, perpetuate, and practice the Hawaiian culture and its values—to include history, language, oral traditions, literature, and wahi pana (sacred sites). In the fall of 2008, the 6th grade team visited Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park to learn about two wahi pana—Pu'u Loa and Kipukapuaulu. By honoring the intelligence of our kupuna (elders), we prepare our keiki (children) for their future. Below are some of the outcomes of their efforts. Note: These are not captioned.

 

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Observe and Preserve-Pu'u Loa
by student Hanale Lee Loy
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Be Kind and Protect-Kīpukapuaulu
by student Nawai Makua
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Did You Know?

Ripe `ohelo berries ready to be eaten by nene.

`Ohelo (Vaccinium reticulatum) is a relative of blueberries and a favorite food of nene, the Hawaiian Goose. Its berries range from dark red to pale yellow when ripe and are sacred to Pele, the volcano deity.