Ecological poetry slam




By Jeff Yamauchi
Ka Lā staff writer

“He Pūko’a Kani ‘Āina – Biocultural Conservation Stories from Pacific Island Youth” was a showcase for many talents that felt more like an ecological poetry slam than a series of scientific PowerPoint presentations. Before the start of the five speakers from Hawai’i and four from other Pacific Islands, opening protocols, hula, and mele were presented to a receptive audience. A reception with music and local foods ended a satisfying opening of the ten-day international event.

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