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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?

Glowing, reddish-orange lava flowing on the surface at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park

Kīlauea Volcano has erupted lava almost continuously from its east rift zone since 1983. These lava flows have added about 500 acres of new land to the southern shore of Kīlauea and covered 8.7 miles (14 km) of highway with lava as deep as 115 feet (35 m). More...