CapSeeds - Arctic

July 8, 2015

The day began with hula lessons for the group, “in preparation for the cultural exchange on Friday evening with the middle school camp we are staffing this week,” Sahara Richardson ’16 explained. Following hula lessons, they went to Thunder Mountain High School, where they “helped the campers with the traditional Tlingit preparation of salmon.”

“To begin, we were all debriefed on how to correctly cut and fillet the freshly caught salmon… This whole process was a useful learning experience for me considering fish is a big part of my diet, living on an island. Before this trip, I had never filleted, let alone gutted a fish.”

“These activities opened many doors for me to make new connections and experiences back home in Hawaii, including seeing the preparation of a seafood meal from the ocean to my plate.”