Monday, January 30, 2012

Field Trip: Paepae O He‘eia Fishpond Tour - January 28th, 2012 - Oahu

Field Trip: Paepae O He‘eia Fishpond Tour
Saturday, January 28, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | He‘eia Fishpond, Kaneohe
Tuition: $10 General Public; Members are Free

Meet us for a guided walking tour of the 88-acre Paepae O He‘eia fishpond with Hi‘ilei Kawelo to learn about the rich history of He‘eia fishpond and limu species, both native and invasive, that populate the traditional loko i‘a (fishpond).  After sharing wahi pana and mo‘olelo of this storied landscape, Hi‘ilei will concentrate on the invasive species that impact the fishpond, but are highly edible as part of their control efforts to preserve this important Hawaiian tradition.

Traditions of the Pacific - Limu - January 26th, 2012 - Bishop Museum, Oahu

Traditions of the Pacific
Traditions of the Pacific is an ongoing educational program that explores the natural and cultural history of Hawai‘i and the Pacific through dynamic lectures, workshops, fieldtrips, and films. This year, our programs take the theme “Culture & Change.”  Everyone is welcome to attend, and Bishop Museum members receive special postcard mailings and free/discounted tuition for these events. Not a member? Join us today!

Lecture: Limu - The State of our Ocean Plants
Thursday, January 26, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Atherton Halau
Tuition: $10 General Public; Members are free
The importance of limu (edible algae) in Hawaiian culture, historical and present-day, has been well-documented throughout history and flourishes in local dishes and cuisine.  From freshwater and saltwater varieties, as well as, limu harvested from the loko i‘a (fishpond), it serves as a popular seasoning and vital source of minerals.

Join UH professor and botanist, Dr. Celia Smith, for a discussion on the historical importance of Hawaiian native limu varieties, changes in reef health that have lead to a decline of Hawaiian limu, and the negative impacts of invasive species. Results from coastal restorations offer hope for the future.  Dr. Smith is a professor of Botany at the University of Hawaii Manoa. She received her PhD from Stanford in 1983.  Dr. Smith was a student, friend, and protégée of Bishop Museum’s own limu expert, the late Dr. Isabella Abbott.

Hawaiian Pregnancy Massage-Maui-January 20-22, 2012


150 Hour Foundations in Lomilomi Massage Course-Oahu-Kumu Noelani Bennett




     A unique opportunity is available for individuals seeking to become licensed massage therapists in Hawaii.  Hands toward Heaven Healing Center is proud to present Foundations in LomiLomi.   This is a premiere 150 hour licensure preparation program that is the first on Oahu to focus primarily on traditional Hawaiian massage rather than western modalities.

     Foundations in LomiLomi will offer students a means to expand awareness of our cultural heritage while exploring the significant spiritual aspects of our indigenous healing arts.  Students will also receive comprehensive instruction (above and beyond state requirements) in anatomy, physiology and kinesiology from distinguished instructors.  Classes will integrate technical knowledge with practical application in a format that fosters a cohesive understanding of the materials.

     For more information, please contact Noelani at 737-7770 or 722-9757.

You can also check out our websites,

We look forward to hearing from you soon, Noelani Bennett.


Birds of the Marsh Tour - Sat. Dec. 3rd, 2011 - Kailua, Oahu

Birds of the Marsh Tour, Sat. Dec. 3rd
Leader: Ron Walker, wildlife biologist

Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 (8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Learn about Hawaii’s endangered waterbirds and the efforts to restore the Kawainui, Hamakua and Kaelepulu wetlands.

The tour will go to Hamakua wetlands in Kailua, then to Kaelepulu wetlands. The third stop would be at Kawainui Neighborhood Park (Kaha) to look at the Kawainui Estuary and islets and, finally to Na Pohaku o Hauwahine to look at the volunteer-created wetland bird restoration project.

This natural history tour is co-sponsored by Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi, the Kailua Hawaiian Civic Club, and the Hawaii Audubon Society.

A $10.00 donation is requested. We will car-pool between sites. Contact Kaimi at 263-8008 for more info. and to
sign up for the tour. email:  email @      Reserve your space early.
Ahahui Malama i ka Lokahi — 263-8008 or email to “”.

Healthy Eating for the Whole Week - January 28, 2011 - Oahu

Healthy Eating for the Whole Week

Saturday, January 28
10 am - 12 noon

At Kapolei High School
Cost: $10 per person or $25 for families of up to 3 people

In this workshop you will learn from experts at Kapolei's new Down to Earth store how to prepare a variety of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, dressings, and vegetarian main dishes to ensure a week's worth of healthy eating. Using this method saves time, money, and stress- you can learn to continuously have fresh, healthy food in the fridge when you come home from work!
For more info click on link: Malama Learning Center

`Ike Ku`oko`a - The Newspaper Typescripting Project - Any One, Any Where can participate!

Over 125,000 pages of Hawaiian-language newspapers were printed in over a hundred different papers from 1834 to 1948. They equal a million or more typescript pages of text - perhaps the largest native-language cache in the western world. They became an intentional repository of knowledge, opinion and historical progress as Hawaiʻi moved through kingdom, constitutional monarchy, republic and territory, yet only 2% of that repository has been integrated into our English-speaking world today.  'Ike Kū'oko'a is a dynamic move to change that percentage and to open up this resource for general access today.

‘Ike Kū‘oko‘a — Liberating Knowledge is working to take 60,000 digital scans of Hawaiian-language newspapers that were printed from 1834 to 1948 and transcribing them into searchable typescript.

Your ‘Ike Ku‘oko‘a Homepage When you register for the ‘Ike Ku’oko’a  project, the File Center will guide you to create your own Homepage. Once your Homepage is set up, you may request a page to type from the File Center. When you reserve a page, it is for you alone. Please complete typing the page within seven days. If you are not able to finish your page in seven days, the File Center will give you one seven-day extension. If you are not finished with your page at the end of the extension, the File Center will return your page to the data bank. If for any reason you cannot complete your page, you may cancel your reservation, and the page will return to the data bank.

Community Service Hours If you are volunteering on the ‘Ike Ku’oko’a project to fulfill community service hours, please indicate that on your Homepage. If you need verification of your community service, notify the File Center at

GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEER TYPISTS - Download the guidelines and place it on your desktop for quick reference as you work - click here