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Historic voyage as a catalyst for inspiring changeAuthor(s): Ann Melinda Bell
Source: In: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet; Dean, Liese, comps. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6, 2005; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 422-427
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DescriptionNavigator Nainoa Thompson for Hōkūle‘a, a replica of an ancient voyaging canoe, coined the phrase, “Navigating Change,” to implant inspiration in the hearts and minds of Hawaii’s youth to take better care of their island home. Ultimately, it was about instilling hope and a cultural based value of responsibility in our younger generation. In 2001, the Navigating Change Educational Partnership (NCEP) was formed and began to develop tools to complement Hōkūle‘a’s voyage, based on the Navigating Change vision, to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. During the voyage, over 1,800 students were involved via satellite teleconferencing conversations with crewmembers. The voyage generated almost 2,500 column inches of newspaper coverage and nearly two hours of television news coverage. For the past three years, over 200 teachers have been directly involved in implementing a comprehensive Teacher’s Guide to Navigating Change. The end of the voyage turned into a new beginning for Navigating Change: A student-driven community day was held in May 2005 with over 5,000 people in attendance as Hōkūle‘a sailed into Kailua Bay to honor the cumulative conservation learning and work of hundreds of students. In addition, the Harold K. L. Castle Foundation funded a half-time NCEP position to help steer the vision of Navigating Change into the future.
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CitationBell, Ann Melinda. 2007. Historic voyage as a catalyst for inspiring change. In: Watson, Alan; Sproull, Janet; Dean, Liese, comps. Science and stewardship to protect and sustain wilderness values: Eighth World Wilderness Congress symposium; September 30-October 6, 2005; Anchorage, AK. Proceedings RMRS-P-49. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 422-427
Keywordswilderness, biodiversity, protected areas, economics, subsistence, tourism, traditional knowledge, community involvement, policy, stewardship, education, spiritual values
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