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Educational Materials about Navigating Change (Videos and Teacher's Guide)

Read Journals from the Voyage:
Jan TenBruggencate, Honolulu Advertiser Staff Writer on the Canoe

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Navigating Change

On May 2, 2004 the Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Hokule'a departed from Sand Island, O'ahu for a month long voyage to the NWHI. The purpose of the voyage was to motivate people to change their values, attitudes and behaviors in order to take better care of our island and marine environments. The voyage was also part of a multi-year educational effort entitled Navigating Change that hopes to empower and inspire the people of Hawai'i to be better stewards of our island home.

In voyaging to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Hokule'a intended to use the still wild ecosystems of the NWHI to show the people of Hawai'i a vision of what the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of Hawai'i once were. This vision, it is hoped, will inspire the people of Hawai'i to help in restoring environments in the main Hawaiian Islands.

During the voyage teleconferences between the canoe and school rooms throughout the country, and American Samoa brought the voyage home and allowed students to experience a glimpse of the NWHI. Hawai'i Standards based curriculum for grades 4-5, as well as accompanying videos are available for download here (you will be directed to a non-NOAA website).


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