Happy 4th of July!
Here in the Education and Stewardship Department, we are hard at work in practicing LAULIMA or to work together. We are preparing materials, presentations, and activities for this year’s Hawai’i State Farm Fair. On the Stewardship side, Kawena and Myke are busy organizing pictures and posters for their presentation. Socorro and Tamara are doing an amazing job at painting the outline our hala or pandanus trees. This outline will be used as an easel to paint with dried hala fruit in our “Kala a Hala” or Color the Hala tree activity.
Alika has been on a scavenger hunt this morning looking for kukui nuts, kukui leaves, and hala fruit for our arts and crafts. Keiki will be able to “Kukulu a Kukui” or Build a Kukui Tree by participating in kukui leave rubbing. Kaiwi is carefully creating replicas of ‘ohe kapala or bamboo stamps. He is taking traditional stamping designs and making rubber stamps to be keiki-friendly as they decorate take-home bookmarks. These bookmarks can be beautifully designed with ‘ohe kapala designs, hala and kukui patterns, and of course, our dear Mokoli’i. Along with hana no’eau or the arts and crafts, we welcome all to browse our display of handiwork made from our focus plants, hala and kukui. Hala is an extremely useful material to weave hats, bracelets, baskets, fans. Kukui, Hawai’i’s state tree, is also beneficial in making dyes, medicine, and the all-time delicious garnich, inamona.
Our team is so excited to be able to share our ‘ike and knowledge. E uhaele kakou a pau. Come one, come all.
See you at the Hawai’i State Farm Fair! July 13th
9 am – 7 pm
@ Kualoa Ranch
9 am – 5 pm
@ Kualoa Ranch