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Honokaa students visit Ku’ulei Keakealani

<p>Honokaa students in the school’s Natural Resources Program walk on the rocks at Kalaemano. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HHS FOR NHN)</p>

Honokaa students in the school’s Natural Resources Program walk on the rocks at Kalaemano. (PHOTO COURTESY OF HHS FOR NHN)

<p>Honokaa students explore the ancient Hawaiian fishing village. PHOTO COURTESY OF HHS FOR NHN</p>

Honokaa students explore the ancient Hawaiian fishing village. PHOTO COURTESY OF HHS FOR NHN

On April 16, students from Honokaa High and Intermediate School’s Natural Resources Program spent the day at Kalaemano. The goal of this huaka’i, or field trip, was for the students gain a greater understanding of Native Hawaiian history and culture and its natural resources.

At this cultural interpretative center, Ku’ulei Keakealani shared the wahi pana, or stories, of this place. This place was once a site of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village. Students got to see different artifacts that lies in these areas as well as plants and sea life that is thriving there.

For more info about Honokaa High and Intermediate School’s Natural Resources Program, visit http://www.kohalacenter.org/HISGN/honokaa.html.