Upon returning to school, the groups continued work on their project presentations and put finishing touches on their mural.

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Along the way the group heard traditions of wahi pana (storied places), efforts to protect the remnant native dry-forest, and visited the platform of Keahiakawelo.

July 6, 2017 Day 18 — E ‘Ike Hou iā Lāna‘i — Cultural Literacy Initiative

Huaka‘i to Kānepu‘u and Keahiakawelo, Project and Mural Development E ‘Ike Hou iā Lāna‘i Cultural Literacy Initiative with Kāna‘i Kanaloa Haumāna

The morning started with a trip through Ka‘ā Ahupua‘a, with visits to Kānepu‘u (the hill), Keahiakawelo, and a walk through a section of the Kānepu‘u forest preserve.

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Visiting with volunteers at the dry-forest preserve, they learned about various plants and their significance in native lore, and assisted in pulling cork vine weeds.

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