Sciences and the Sacred: Geology and Hydrology of Maunakea

Part 1: October 29, 2019

This seminar was hosted by Dr. Rosie Alegado and the Hawai'i Sea Grant Center of Excellence in Integrated Knowledge Systems, together with the UH Provost's Office and the Biocultural Initiative of the Pacific. The Sciences and the Sacred series foregrounds discussions of contemporary issues surrounding Maunakea by providing the community with a common understanding of why Maunakea is sacred from multiple perspectives. Each seminar pairs a Hawaiian practitioner with a UH Mānoa faculty member to explore topics from various knowledge systems.



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Fig. 1. Sciences and the Sacred—seminar on Geology and Hydrology of Maunakea, Oct 29, 2019.

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You can view the seminar recording below or via the the Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Facebook page.

Seminar Speakers

KU'ULEI HIGASHI KANAHELE is a PhD candidate in Hawaiian and Indigenous Language and Cultural Revitalization and is an instructor for Hawaiʻi Community College’s Hawaiʻi Life Styles program. Kuulei’s research focus is Papahulihonua, the study of the earth sciences pertaining to the island environment of Hawaiʻi (i.e. geology, hydrology, petrology, oceanography, soil science, and volcanology). She has presented her research to native Hawaiian practitioners, educators, and various organizations, such as Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, the County of Hawaiʻi, and Google X.

SCOTT ROWLAND is a geologist in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and teaches a course on the Geology of the Hawaiian Islands. He is a product of O‘ahu public schools, the University of Hawai‘i, and Oregon State University. He has been studying and teaching about lava flows and Hawaiian volcanoes since the late 1980s. He also studies volcanoes in the Galápagos Islands, and works with the Curiosity rover on Mars.

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Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawai?i, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.