Hokule`a Canoe-West Coast Visit `95
Benton Kealii Pang (email@example.com)
Fri, 3 Feb 1995 16:56:43 GMT
HOKULE`A, STAR OF GLADNESS (a Polynesian Voyaging Canoe) IS COMING TO LONG
BEACH, CALIFORNIA IN 1995
*Special Opportunities for Educators*
Long before Columbus made his great voyage, a Stone Age people had
crossed the Pacific from continent to continent across its widest part,
and had colonized every habitable island within its vast interior. The
story of these migrations by canoe under sail reads now like a fairy tale;
and it is encrusted with its own myths and with the homage paid to men
revered as gods, but it is a sound tale of brave and effective
~Te Rangi Hiroa (Sir Peter Buck)
I. January to August, 1995 TEACHERS WORKSHOP: Polynesian Voyaging Traditions,
Interdisciplinary curriculum resources, Hawaiian cultural projects and a
two-week traveling basket full of voyaging and cultural student
* Curriculum Guide for K-12 grades on wayfinding & navigation, canoe
building, cultural values reflected in crew training & team work; life on
a canoe: managing resources in a limited environment,
* Cultural Arts Projects: Hawaiian sports and games, music and dance,
storytelling and language, arts and crafts: pandanus leaf/coconut frond
weaving, natural seed and plant projects, and build a canoe projects,
* Hawaiian Studies with application in the field of science,
environmental studies, mathematics, art, literature, ecology, social
sciences, interdisciplinary learning and cross cultural studies,
* Community Resource Persons and Artisans available to support cultural
experience specific to curriculum and program objectives; provide natural
resources and appropriate materials. CALL KOMIKE HOKULE`A TO SCHEDULE THE
PROGRAM FOR YOUR SCHOOL (310-988-6532).
II. April-May, 1995 Distance Learning Experience:
Wayfinders: sailing the Pacific (an interactive KidScience Special Live
from Hawai`i. Grades 4, 5, 6). Aired on KOCE, PBS Channel 50 telecast via
satellite Telstar 401 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PST) Free, Includes Teacher
Guide Packet, and Internet Project.
April 7 The Voyage (Introduction and tracking tips)
April 21 Navigation (Basic techniques)
April 28 Canoe building (From Alaskan timber to sailing canoe)
May 5 Life on the canoe (Survival and daily life on a canoe for a month)
May 12 Marine biology (Marine life, fishing, environmental problems)
May 19 Exploration (Dangers and risks compared with other Wayfinders)
May 26 Recapping the Voyage (Crew members live in person share
experiences of the voyage and answer student questions)
FOR DETAILS CALL PACIFIC MOUNTAIN NETWORK LEARNING SERVICE (303-837-8000).
III. July 13th-July 13th, Century of the Pakipika (Pacific)
Two-day seminar of scholars, scientists, crew members, and master artisans.
Topics to include:
*Prehistory of Polynesian Voyaging
*Prehistory of California Maritime Traditions
*Wayfinding Confirmed-Hokule`a Pacific Legacy; Voyaging, Sea & Space
*Polynesian Canoe & Pacific History; Pacific, People, Islands, and the Future.
Place: Travelodge Hotel, Resort and Marina, 700 Queensway Drive, Long
Beach, CA 90802. For more information call Komike Hokule`a
IV. July 13th-July 20th, Hokule`a Visit To Long Beach, California.
Traditional ocean welcome ceremony including Hawaiian, Pacific Islanders,
Native California Indians, city officials, and community leaders; dockside
tours; lecture/slide presentations; Hawaiian village of master artisans
demonstrating traditional crafts relating to voyaging; canoe builder;
outrigger canoe regatta and water events; traditional foods;
entertainment, arts and crafts from the Polynesian Islands. A Teachers
Workshop on Polynesian Voyaging scheduled daily at site, conducted by
Native Hawaiian teachers and crew members. For more information call
Komike Hokule`a (310-988-6532).
"Lawe i ka ma`alea a ku`ono`ono (Hawaiian proverb)"
"Take wisdom and make it deep."
Benton Kealii Pang
Botany Department _
University of Hawai`i at Manoa