Food & Hawaiian Culture
Fish of Hawai‘i Podcast
Play the audio files below as you click on each image to learn more.
He moʻolelo no Halaʻea, ke aliʻi anunu o Kaʻū, na Kapalikū M. i haʻi hou, na http://zapsplat.com/ i hoʻolako ʻia ai i nā kani ʻē aʻe.
A story of Halaʻea, the greedy chief of Kaʻū, narrated by Kapalikū M., additional sounds provided by http://zapsplat.com/.
Plants of Hawai‘i
He keiki aloha nā mea kanu.
Plants in Hawai‘i can be separated into two main types: native and non-native. Native plants were introduced to the islands naturally, meaning they arrived in Hawai‘i via three processes: wind, wave and wing. Some seeds were light enough to be picked up and transported by wind currents. Plant parts that were buoyant, or could float, used wave currents that drift to the islands and wash up on shore. Birds carrying the seeds or berries in their system, or carrying seeds among their feathers, transport them as they arrive in the islands by flight.
Pōhaku of Hawai‘i
Across the Pacific Ocean, islands are often composed of volcanic rock, providing the very foundation to support life on land in the midst of the largest ocean on the planet. Lava rock, often referred to in ʻŌlelo Hawai‘i (Hawaiian language) as pōhaku, is not only the core of our islands, but a core resource for many purposes in Hawaiian and Oceanic culture.
Storytime Video and Activity: Kōlea and Chief's Cloak
“Kōlea and the Chief’s Cloak” by Alice Guild Narrated by Bishop Museum Education Staff Member, Kaʻehu.
Storytime Activity: “Kōlea and the Chief’s Cloak”
After book reading draw a kōlea and tag us on social @bishopmuseum! We want to see your art and how your doing!
“Kōlea and the Chief’s Cloak” by Alice Guild is available for purchase at Bishop Museum Press.
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