Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson joins Dive In – 28 April 2023, online

Moananuiākea is Hōkūleʻa’s 15th major voyage in her first 50 years. At the core of Hōkūleʻa’s creation was exploration – to uncover, recover, and reclaim; reclaim our culture, traditions, and our relationship to home and our island Earth. Moananuiākea is no different, but we are now guided by what the worldwide voyage told us – that we must deepen our values in the voyage and move from exploration and understanding to mālama, or caring, and kuleana, or taking responsibility. With those values, we must move discovery toward choices and actions that we believe will help build a future good enough for our children. This is our most difficult voyage yet, because the destination is not ours. It will be the most difficult island yet to find, because it is the future of island Earth.

Moananuiākea is expected to be 43,000 nautical miles, a 47-month circumnavigation of the Pacific by traditional Polynesian voyaging canoes Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia and 400 crew to 36 countries and archipelagoes, nearly 100 indigenous territories, and 345 ports.

Its purpose is to ignite a movement of 10 million “planetary navigators” who will pursue critical and inspiring “voyages” to ensure a better future for the Earth. We do so by developing young leaders and engaging communities around the world while amplifying the vital importance of the ocean, nature, science and indigenous wisdom. PVS and Pacific voyaging leadership are identifying important cultural, educational, and environmental sites to visit during the voyage. Each leg will have a specific purpose and lead to our ultimate goal of connecting Pacific communities for collective action around common challenges and a shared sustainable destiny.

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, Nainoa, and crew members will take questions via Q & A text from the attendees. Get your questions ready!

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Join April 27, 2023 at 3 pm Pacific time. 

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