Friday, August 20, 1999

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Students to learn from
long journey

By Susan Kreifels


A pack of iwa birds follow us, curious, they fly and circle above us.
Tava throws lines at them in hopes for a tasty lunch. No luck.
Dolphins are always a welcome sight.
On our way to our next target -- Pitcairn.

-- From journal of Hokule'a crew
member Moana Doi.

As the Hokule'a set sights on Pitcairn, organizers here are gearing up for this school year, when they hope to reach 100,000 Hawaii students with tales and lessons of the traditional voyaging canoe.

Curriculum packets will be sent to all public and private schools that include lessons on astronomy and star navigation as well as taking care of the islands, said Dennis Kawaharada, education coordinator for the voyage. Organizers also hope to send maps tracking the Hokule'a on its historic sail to Rapa Nui.

Hokule'a to Rapa Nui
Jun. 7, 1999
Rapa Nui, the Loneliest Island
Jun. 14, 1999


Every Tuesday, the Bishop Museum is conducting teleconferences via satellite phone between the Hokule'a crew and students who will communicate from their classrooms. Olelo will produce half-hour shows on the sessions to be broadcast one to two weeks later on Thursday nights.

Kawaharada said the Hokule'a hopes to transmit 10-12 photographs a week on its Web site, which can be accessed through

Daily reports on the Web site will continue to be filed.

The public can track the progress of the Hokule'a by looking on the World Wide Web site
Photographs from the Hokule'a are slated to be available at

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