NOAA Live! Pacific Islands - Stories in the Stone: Archaeology in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Malia Evans, education and Native Hawaiian outreach specialist at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, will deliver a live presentation that examines the tools that ancestral Hawaiians used to share information and knowledge across time and space.
Take a journey to the most isolated archipelago in the world to learn how ancestral Hawaiians shared ecological and cultural observations and knowledge across time and space. This presentation and hands-on activity will explore the stones of this storied landscape, as well as the oral traditions and relationships contemporary Hawaiians maintain to the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. We’ll conclude by designing kiʻi pōhaku (petroglyphs) that represent you, your family, or your community.
This webinar is targeted to students grades 2–6, but is suitable for all ages to enjoy.
- Native Hawaiian Cultural Heritage in the Monument
- Learn about the special name given to this unique place - You can even listen to an audio file of the pronunciation and practice at home.
- Read about Maliaʻs journey to Papahānaumokuākea in July 2019
- Kids activities and marine archaeology info - Find activity books and a shipwreck game show on this website.
- Downloadable Map of Papahānaumokuākea
- Learn more about Polynesian Navigation
Find out about the NOAA Live! 4 Kids webinar series and other Pacific Islands region webinars broadcasting live in May.