• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    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?

Baby Hawksbill Sea Turtle emerges from its nest.

The endangered Honu`ea (Hawksbill Sea Turtle) comes to shore on the main Hawaiian Islands to nest. They lay multiple nests throughout the season with an average of 175 eggs per nest. Only one in 5,000 hatchlings survives to adulthood.