Today we got to visit Mokauea island and its fishpond. But before we got to the island, we had to paddle canoes to the island to get everyone to Mokauea because it's now disconnected from O'ahu. When we arrived to the island, we talked about the different mo‘olelo of this area and how the U.S. military took over Pu‘uloa (Pearl Harbor) compromising the many fishponds that were in this area. But we know now that our people and the Mokauea residents are trying their best to keep that island in good hands. After the mo‘olelo and history part of this field trip, we went on to the reef to help remove debris and also to look for marine life. A success I had today was keeping everyone safe on the island. Another success would also be me getting to steer a canoe back to Mauli Ola (Sand Island). A challenge for me would be not being able to go into the water for swim. An improvement I would make would to be more positive. Today went very well because I got to steer one of the canoes and learn more about this special place.