Archive for 'Land & Sea'

Hawaiian Awa

Heard on “Living on Earth” – Kava is one of the top selling herbal supplements in the world. It was one of the original plants that Polynesian settlers brought to Hawaii over 1,000 years ago, where it is known as awa. While the plant was once banned in the Hawaiian Islands, these days it’s making a comeback.

Limahuli Garden and Preserve is set in a verdant tropical valley on the north shore of the Hawaiian Island of Kaua`i. Against a backdrop of majestic Mt. Makana, the garden overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Photo: Courtesy National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Ancient Hawaiian Farmers Offer Lessons in Sustainability

Heard on Voice of America – Explore how Limahuli Garden and Preserve can be a model of sustainability for Hawaii and the world.

Steve Perlman, on the Kalalau cliffs on Kauai, Kauai. above Nakeikionaiwi. Photo ©Ken Wood

‘Rock Star’ Botanist Rappels Down Cliffs to Save Hawaii’s Rarest Plants

Heard on Voice of America – ‘Rock Star’ Botanist Rappels Down Cliffs to Save Hawaii’s Rarest Plants

Hokulea sails by Waikiki | Photo ©John Matsuzaki, Ka Wai Ola

Höküle‘a’s World Wide Voyage is a journey for education and exploration

Seen in Ka Wai Ola – Hokulea and her sister canoe, Hikianalia, are set to embark on a worldwide voyage called Malama Honua, Caring for our Earth.

Hawaiian Monk Seal | Photo © Heidi Chang

Hawaiian Monk Seals wish you a Happy New Year!

Hawaii Tales Blog – What a healthy sign – seeing six Hawaiian Monk Seals on Molokai.

“Kermit,” the Hawaiian Monk Seal

Seen in the Contemporary Photography of Hawaii 2011 Exhibit – “Kermit,” an endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal, makes a rare appearance on Waikiki Beach.

Kamakou Preserve boardwalk

Hike into a showcase of isle natural history

Seen in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin – You never know where a song or a hike in the forest will take you. Sometimes it can lead to another path.

Singing Humpback Whale

Humpback Whale Song

Heard on “Living on Earth” – Ever wonder why humpback whales sing? Zoologist Jim Darling has been trying to solve that mystery. And he’s made some unusual discoveries.

Duke Kahanamoku

Surfing Legend Duke Kahanamoku Gets A Stamp

Heard on PRI’s The World – Discover why surfing legend Duke Kahanamoku continues to inspire people worldwide and why he’s been honored on a U.S. postage stamp.


Wayfinders: Polynesian Navigation

Heard on NPR – When the Hawaiian canoe Hokulea was built in the 70′s, it helped spark a Hawaiian cultural renaissance and a rebirth in polynesian voyaging throughout the Pacific. The documentary, “Wayfinders: A Pacific Odyssey,” chronicles that revival and some of Hokulea’s early voyages.

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