Kumu Crew: Students in SC

April 16, 2016

In from Starr Johnson ‘98

Aloha kākou! For the past two days we have been connecting with the Charleston community in South Carolina. We visited a charter school with a focus on sustainability whose school motto is "Where learning comes naturally!" They have goats, chickens, and bees and take care of a nearby creek.

One second-grade class did away with the rubbish cans in their classroom for a week to see how their behaviors would change and reflected on what they learned about their waste stream.

We talked to them about our voyage "Mālama Honua," we taught them about the star compass, and they helped to participate by making some "peace flag" squares so we can sew their ideas of mālama and aloha into quilts to give to other students around the world.

Today we had a booth set up at James Island Outdoor Festival and had many people stop by to learn about Hōkūle'a and Mālama Honua. We have also given some canoe tours and worked on repairing our cracked catwalk and broken cleat so we can get back on the water early tomorrow morning to continue up the ICW.

Mahalo for following, and we wish all those participating in Holokū a fabulous show! A hui hou!