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Hikianalia departs Oahu to bring Malama Honua to Maui community

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Hikianalia, the Hokulea’s high-tech sister canoe, is set to depart her home dock at the University of Hawaii’s Marine Education and Training Center for Maui Saturday night.

Hikianalia will be bringing the values of Malama Honua, caring for our earth, to each of our island communities while Hokulea continues from the African continent to South America.

During her time on Maui Hikianalia crew members will offer canoe tours to the community and will be conducting educational opportunities for students, teachers and training for future crewmembers on the Worldwide Voyage.

Maui-native and 1976 Hokulea crew member Snake Ah He will captain the leg to Maui assisted by captain Bob Perkins.

Weather-permitting, the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s traditional voyaging canoe is scheduled to arrive at the Lahaina Yacht Club Sunday morning.

Here are the Maui community events scheduled to date. Events are subject to change.

Waa Talk on Jan. 8

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Hui O Waa Kaulua in Lahaina

Featuring an overview and update on the Worldwide Voyage, real-life educational examples of Malama Honua curriculum from the classroom, and Mookiha O Piilani and Hui O Waa Kaulua education outreach updates.

Community Outreach Day on Jan. 9 

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Hui O Waa Kaulua

Featuring Worldwide Voyage education outreach stations, as well community and conservation groups such as Puu Kukui Watershed and Polanui Hiu.  

Designed specifically for the Worldwide Voyage, Hikianalia combines the latest ecological technology with the heritage of the voyaging tradition. Each of her hulls contains an electric motor powered by onboard photovoltaic panels that convert sunlight to electric propulsive energy. With a zero carbon footprint, her design supports the Malama Honua mission of the Worldwide Voyage.

Following three weeks on Maui, Hikianalia will continue on to Molokai.

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