After Dark in the Park Video Archives - June 28 2011
Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument: From the Mountain to the Sea
The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is the single largest conservation area under the U.S. flag and one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world, yet few visitors to Hawai`i even know of its existence. Join Jennifer Nelson, graduate from the University of Hawai`i and summer program educator for Mokupapapa Discovery Center in Hilo as she takes us on an odyssey through the Northwestern Hawaiian Island Chain. Learn about efforts to protect this marine national monument and the Native Hawaiian cultural connections to the land and sea.
Did You Know?
`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.