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June 05, 2015

Aloha ‘Aina, Hawaii Pacific University, SEA Semester, Day 2

Tina Perry, Marygrove College

Aloha Aina

Day two was met with a clear sky and the presence of sunshine, a nice change from the abundant rains of the windward side of the island of O’ahu that we experienced yesterday. The dorm was buzzing this morning as we all started settling into new routines in our unfamiliar territory and prepared for our impending twelve hours of classroom time. Our captain, Sean, presented our first task as he introduced us to the art of charting and navigation in a manner that did not require a satellite or GPS.

June 04, 2015

Aloha family and friends!

Kelsey Orr, Furman University

Aloha Aina

I doubt any of us have learned so much in such a short period of time! Our first full day at Hawaii Pacific University was filled with introductions and lectures. After going over class syllabi, we jumped into learning about important ecological concepts and Hawaiian culture. One of the most complicated, yet interesting lectures we received was given by Dr. Kehau Watson on Hawaiian Ecosystems, Ahupua’a, and traditional management systems.

June 03, 2015

S260 Aloha ‘Aina: People & Nature of the Hawaiian Islands begins

Aloha ‘Aina faculty

Aloha Aina

Hello and Aloha from the island of Oahu and the beautiful windward campus of Hawaii Pacific University.  After months of preparation, countless emails, numerous Skype conferences, last minute syllabus changes, and a fair bit of coffee, the faculty of this years Aloha ‘Aina program can finally send our material to the printers and await the arrival of our students.  We are beyond excited to share the Hawaiian concept of Aloha ‘Aina – love of the land and sea with the students.

June 02, 2015

S-260: Aloha ‘Aina

Aloha Aina

The students of S-260: Aloha ‘Aina, Peoples and Nature of the Hawaiian Islands, begin class on the Hawaii Pacific University campus, on June 4th. They will join the SSV Robert C. Seamans on June 20th for their sea voyage, Honolulu to Honolulu.

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