Today we learned more about the environment. We started off with a ’ōlelo no’eau, (wise saying), hahai no ka ua I ulu la`au. Rain always follows the forest. We had a discussion about what this wise saying meant. To me, personally, I think the saying meant wherever the flora, plant life, is the rain will be there. Since it’s a figurative saying people may interpret this to whatever comes to them. This learning process led us to the organizations in charge of our water which is Board of Water Supply (BWS) and Department of Natural resources (DLNR).
Later, we learned more about how plants get water in a way that helps them receive the right amount of water. Starting with the canopy trees which takes the brunt of the rain, then the water makes its way down the sub-canopy trees, next it continues further down the different smaller plants, and lastly, the shrubs soak up the remaining water so the ground does not get flooded.
After that, we had a kahoot to review what we learned last week. I was absent last week due to being in another program, creative media with Lili’uokalani Trust and the people they hired to instruct us from CalArts which is an art school in California. I placed 3rd from having the knowledge they tested us on from prior experiences.
Towards the end of the day, we went outside to see which way of making salt was the most effective and efficient. It came down to two choices which were a black metal container and an aluminum pan. They did not make an official choice yet but most sided with the black container. We ended the day by sharing the community ball to have a check in with how we were doing.