Nainoa Thompson is a Native Hawaiian navigator and the president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society. He is best known as the first Hawaiian to practice the ancient Polynesian art of navigation since the 14th century, having navigated several double-hulled canoes (Hōkūleʻa, Hawaiʻiloa, and Hikianalia) from Hawaiʻi to other island nations in Polynesia without the aid of western instruments.
Founded on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration, the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) seeks to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments.
Nainoa will talk about the upcoming voyage around the Pacific and the introduction of the virtual Third Canoe; a platform of communications and education initiatives that will allow room on the deck for a global “crew” of partners connected by common values who are protecting the Earth through diverse ways including education, storytelling, science, art, music, poetry, indigenous wisdom, and policy-making. The “Third Canoe” will inspire people to action and to make good choices around the Pacific and the world. We think of it as the vessel in the ocean metaverse.
Nainoa may be joined by other members of PVS.
DIVE IN with Liz and Sylvia is a casual, free-flowing, and educational conversation and encourages ocean and nature enthusiasts of all ages to join. Sylvia, Liz, and Nainoa will take questions via Q & A text and voice call-in from the attendees. Get your questions ready!
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