Hilo Field Trip
LIVE STREAM of Field Trip 2014 - 9-9 and 9-10
We will begin the live stream after we leave the caves between 10:15 and 10:45. Please stay tuned.
We have an exciting field trip planned for September 9th and 10th.
On Monday September 8th we will have our first pre-field trip hangout. We do these hangouts the day before every field trip we take so that we can learn some important background information about the areas we will be visiting. If you are on your email on Monday at 10:30 you will receive an invite. If you are at a Hīpuʻu site, please consider viewing the hangout with a group. If you canʻt make the hangout - you will be able to watch it later.
All of our field trips this year will investigate the forces of creation and destruction in nature that are called natural disasters. In addition we will be learning about how people adapt and incorporate these disasters into their stories.
The Hilo field trip will introduce lava tubes and how they shape the geography and stories of a region. We will be on the Waiānuenue side of Hilo and visit the sites of Rainbow Falls, Boiling Pots (Peʻepeʻe), and Kaʻūmana caves. All of these sites are related because of the lava tube(s) that run beneath. Kaʻūmana caves will be the expedition part of the trip. We will descend a steep staircase and venture into a long lava tube. Flashlights or headlamps, and close toed shoes are required for this journey (no slippers allowed!). Expect to be in the cave between 45 min to 1 hour. You might appreciate a baseball hat turned backwards to protect your head in the event that you stand up too quickly and scrape it on a low spot on the ceiling.
We will then visit the campus of the UH Hilo and speak with someone about the geology and geography of the Hilo area. There is a huge map showing the geology our island and we will spend some time learning about the flows that define our island.We will have one last visit with the director of Civil Defense, Daryl Olivera.
We would like to pack as much in as possible for the field trip day, so please arrive a few minutes early. You should bring a sack lunch and bottled water. Eat snacks while in the bus.
Here is a link to the intent to participate form. Please fill out one form per family so we can get an accurate headcount of who will be attending each day.
9:00 AM Boys and Girls Club - Name circle
9:10 Bus leaves to Waiānuenue---Rainbow Falls
9:20 Bus leaves to Peʻepeʻe---Boiling Pots
9:30 Bus leaves to Kaʻūmana Caves
9:45 Enter cave
10:45 Bus Leaves for UH Hilo
11:00 UH Hilo Geology building
11:45 Bus leaves for Civil Defense t
12:00 Arrive Civil Defense
1:00 Bus Leaves Civil Defense
1:10 Bus Arrives at Boys and Girls Club
1:15 Closing Circle