Week 1 Has Flown By!

We started our week off with service at a local fishpond with Luka, where the group chopped down invasive plants that could harm the native flora and fauna. We added to our new knowledge with an afternoon chat with a local environmentalist and educator named Treyven. He shared Hawaiian history and legends along with expanding upon our knowledge of the language.

Later in the week, we took a bus up almost 14,000 feet to the summit of Mauna Kea. We watched a beautiful sunset followed by guided stargazing and warm treats.

Throughout the week we also explored many of the prettiest beaches Hilo had to offer. Some of our favorite beach activities included frisbee and snorkeling. One of the highlights of our time near the water was a hike to a series of waterfalls with an opportunity for a 30-foot cliff jump!

- Hannah and Nora

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Author Pacific Discovery Outreach Posted

Category Hawaii Departure Summer 2022