Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Students Visit Makaloa Mat at Kaua‘i Museum

Kumu Kauka took her Hawaiian Studies classes to the Kaua‘i Museum to see the makaloa mat this week. Grades 3, 4 & 5, went on Monday and grades K-2 went Wednesday.

(Above the Kindergartners pose on the front steps of the Kaua‘i Museum.)

The makaloa mat is the finest mat made in the Pacific. The plant is now quite rare but was recently reintroduced to the Pūʻali Wetlands in Niumalu.

(Above left, kindergartners view the mat; right, Peter King explains Kaua‘i's topography to 2nd graders.l bottom, 2nd graders at the museum.)

The trip was funded by a donation from the Island School Alumni Association (ISAA).