By Kamakana Waiolama-Cruz
This field trip is about He'eia Loko I'a (fishpond in Kaneohe) on Friday, July 8. The speaker was Uncle Kanaloa who works at He’eia. I learned that the Hawaiians made one of the best fish traps ever because when the fish swim in the fishpond to feed on the phytoplankton, then they will stay inside and eat all the phytoplankton that were in the water. The fish will grow while living in the fishpond, and when they grow they are not small enough to fit through the hole and get stuck in the fish trap. One highlight was when we had to flip the boat to get it out of the way for high tide so they can bring in more rocks to build the rock wall for the fishpond in Kaneohe. That boat was stuck there for many years, other people had attempted to try and move the boat but were unsuccessful. All the students used teamwork to help move the boat out of the way so the workers would be able to bring in more rocks to complete the wall of the loko i’a.