ERIC Number: ED446017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Voyaging for Sustainability: Keynote Address at the Annual Pacific Educational Conference (15th, Kauai, Hawaii, August 1998). [Videotape].
This video contains the detailed description of the 1975 attempt to re-create the adventures of the first Polynesian explorers in the Pacific, a project in which Nainoa Thompson participated. Mr. Thompson, an educator who presents programs in "wavefinding," begins his address with an overview of Polynesian and Pacific geography, origins, and traditions. The bulk of the address consists of a slide presentation with commentary and stories illustrating the construction of the canoe, the adventurers as they sailed the Pacific Ocean, and their struggles to stay afloat over 90,000 miles of ocean. (BT)
Descriptors: Canoeing, Experiential Learning, Geographic Regions, Higher Education, Indigenous Populations, Navigation, Sailing, Seafarers, Simulation, Travel, Waves (Physics)
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, 1099 Alakea St., 25th Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813 ($19.95). Tel: 808-441-1300.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Honolulu, HI.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii