Project Mālama Kahoʻolawe
Video Reflections for Students
At the end of the trip to Kahoʻolawe, Kaʻohele asks “So, what can we do on our own island to make sure we have enough energy, prevent soil loss, and have fish for the future?” Let’s think about what is being done to mālama the island, and what we can learn from Kahoʻolawe to care for the place where we live.
How would you respond to Kaʻohele’s question?
1. Name at least five ways that you could help to be sure there is enough energy for the future.
2. Identify a place on our island where soil is eroding into the ocean. What could we do to stop this erosion? And why is it important to do so?
3. Identify at least two ways that we could help to be sure there would be enough fish for your children and grandchildren.
Kuʻuipo summarizes with a quote from Aunty Edith Kanakaʻole:
“E mālama pono i ka ʻāina; nana mai ke ola.
Take good care of the land; it grants you life.”
Describe how the land grants you life and what you do to care for it.
On the map, can you locate and describe each of these wahi pana (sacred, storied sites)?