Future Foresters Get Lesson About Canoe Plants

On Feb 9, the Waikoloa Future Foresters learned about the plants that were brought to Hawai’i by the early Polynesian voyagers in their canoes. They learned why they were brought by the Polynesians, what they were used for, and what they are still used for now.

After the  lesson, the Future Foresters weaved the leaves of the hala tree (which are called lauhala) into bracelets and learned how to make a musical instrument from kamani seeds.

If you are interested in joining the future foresters, contact Jen Lawson at wdfi@waikoloadryforest.org.

WFFHala weavingkamani seed