Hawaiian EDventure offers an array of academic, cultural, recreational and experiential travel programs that blend Hawaii’s culture, science, history and ethnic diversity. EDventure’s custom-designed programs may be created to meet your educational and recreational objectives.
Our “History and Culture” program may include one, two or a three-island exploration. If you let us know what your educational/recreational needs are; Hawaiian EDventure will design the Perfect program for your group. Below, see some sample descriptions of historical and cultural EDventure highlights
The last major Pacific-wide tsunami occurred in 2011. “Tsunami” is a Japanese word which translates as “harbor wave”. Oceanographers often refer to tsunamis as seismic sea waves as they are usually the result of a sudden rise or fall of a section of the earth’s crust under or near the ocean.
Tsunami waves can also be created by volcanic activity and landslides occurring above or below the sea surface. The Pacific Tsunami Museum promotes public tsunami education for the people of Hawaii and the Pacific Region as serves as a living memorial to those who lost their lives in past tsunami events.
Hawaiian culture, crafts, and traditions
Kupunas teaching the traditional flower Lei
Kupuna means elder. In old Hawaii, Kupuna were respected as keepers of Hawai‘i’s wisdom and knowledge. This tradition of respect is even stronger today. You will have a rare opportunity to spend an intimate morning with Hawaii’s Kupuna as they share their language, history, crafts and Aloha with you.
- Traditional Hawaiian welcome greeting by Kupuna
- Cultural and craft activities taught by Hawaiian Elders (Kupuna)
- Students to offer presentation to Elders (Share songs/dances)
- Lunch with Kupuna
Canoe Paddling & Makahiki Games
The Makahiki season was the Hawaiian New Year, in honor of the god Lono. It was a holiday covering four consecutive months (from October or November through February or March). Religious ceremonies happened during this period. The people stopped work, made offerings to the king, and then spent their time practicing sports, feasting, dancing and having a good time. War during those four months was kapu.
U.S.S. Arizona Memorial
The USS Arizona was commissioned into service in the United States Navy in October 1916. Soon after, the USS Arizona entered into World War I, serving as a gunnery training ship that patrolled the waters of the eastern seaboard. Her service spanned the entire Pacific Ocean as well as the West Coast of the U.S. She was moored at Pearl Harbor on December 5, 1941, and two days later, lay victim to Japan’s attack on December 7. The memorial above the USS Arizona honors the 1,177 servicemen who perished that day and lay buried in the watery tomb of this mighty battleship.
U.S.S. Missouri “Mighty Mo”
The world’s last and most famous battleship is moored on Pearl Harbor’s historic Battleship Row. Commissioned in June 1944, the ‘Mighty Mo’ is indeed one of the finest naval vessels ever made. In addition to serving in the Iwo Jima invasion, the Ryukyus campaign, the raids on Japan’s homelands, and the Korean War, the deck of the Mighty Mo was the site of Japan’s surrender of World War II on September 2, 1945.