They began work on mele, took a Lāna‘i knowledge pre-test, and engaged in their first projects. Embracing the theme of a living environment, the groups selected environmental zones for the names – Kai Kohola (shallow reef flats), Ka ‘Ilima (the dry ‘ilima covered lowlands), and Kuahiwi (the mountain ridges. They then engaged in creating posters to describe the environmental zone and certain features and characteristics for which they are known.

June 12, 2017 16_b-Kepā Maly, photo)

Teachers, resource staff and students met at classroom to organize groups and program goals and objectives.

June 12, 2017 (4_b-Kepā Maly, photo)

June 12, 2017 (2_b-Kepā Maly, photo)

June 12, 2017 Day 1 – Classroom and  Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center
E ‘Ike Hou iā Lāna‘i — Cultural Literacy Initiative

During the day, the students also visited the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center to explore facets of Lāna‘i’s history, artifacts from earlier days, and then explored history of Waia‘ōpae and Maunalei in preparation for their field stewardship projects.