HAWAIʻI SUSTAINABILITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION SUMMIT AGENDA: FRIDAY FEB 9, 2018 (HILO)

#HSHE18 AGENDA: FRIDAY FEB 9, 2018 (HILO, HAWAIʻI)

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 7:00 – 8:00AM | CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (KONA)

Locally sourced goodies to fuel your morning journey across Maunakea.


8:00 – 1:00PM | VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM BEGINS LIVESTREAM  

Participate all morning in a virtual symposium featuring interactive online presentations exploring lessons learned while teaching to the Grand Challenges of Water. 

At 11:00am, participate in the livestream broadcast from UH Hilo, where #HSHE18 attendees will continue to explore the meeting of wisdoms between indigenous ancestral knowledge systems and western empirical sciences.  The Virtual Symposium will take place in Campus Center, room 301, starting at 8am.  

 


 8:30 – 10:30am | BUS LECTURE: MAUNAKEA (TRANSIT from kona to hilo)

Participate in a live interactive lecture on-board your motor coach as you drive past  Maunakea, Hawaiʻi’s tallest and most sacred mountain. Learn more about the natural and cultural history of one of the most revered places in our islands.

 


11:00AM – 1:00PM | MEETING OF WISDOMS PANEL (UH HILO)

This interactive session continues to explore the “Meeting of Wisdoms” between ancestral knowledge and modern sciences, a systemwide dialogue that began on February 16, 2015 at UH Hilo, continued as the main plenary session at last year’s #HSHE17 summit on March 16, 2017, and continues across many campuses today.

There is so much incredible work under way across our campuses and in many departments, as well as significant interest in more fully exploring this dialogue with  practitioners from our own communities and with communities elsewhere. This systemwide exploration continues today so that we can collectively achieve our full potential in serving our communities.

SPEAKERS | WELINA
PANEL | MEETING OF WISDOMS
    • Dr. Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele, President, Edith Kanaka’ole Foundation; Director of Hawaiian Traditional Knowledge Research, Hawaiʻi Community College
    • Dr. Christian Giardina – Research Ecologist with the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service
    • Luka (Kanakaole) Mossman –  Kiaʻi Loko Iʻa (Fishpond Manager), Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation; Former Outreach Manager for Sustainable Aquaculture, Conservation International, Lipakalani level of chant received from master chanter Dr. Pualani Kanahele; Bachelors in Natural Resource Management and Political Science from the University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa
    • Kealakaʻi Kanakaole – Natural Resource Land Manager- Kamehameha Schools, Hawaiʻi Island
    • Ulumauahi Kealiʻikanakaʻoleohaililani – Lead ʻŌlapa (Dancer) – Hālau O Kekuhi, trained in the tradition of Hula ʻAihaʻa for 28 years.  Senior majoring in Geography at UH Hilo.

      • John DeFries (Moderator), President and Principal Advisor, Native Sun Business Group, Inc. John was born and raised in Waikiki, Oahu and graduated from Punahou School.  He and his wife Ginny have resided in Kona, Hawaii since 1990. Native Sun Business Group is a consulting and project management company with a core philosophy of respect for the symbiotic relationship that exists between commerce, culture, community and the natural environment.

1:00PM – 2:00PM | WORKING LUNCH 

Participate in structured, informal conversations with your peers whilst enjoying a locally-sourced meal provided by UH Hilo campus dining services.

 


2:00 – 4:00PM | BREAKOUT WORKING SESSIONS  
SUSTAINABILITY CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

In this interactive breakout session, faculty will learn from each other how sustainability is being taught across disciplines and campuses so that we can convey in our courses, across every discipline, the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors that will be needed to survive, and thrive, in an uncertain future.

STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY LEADERSHIP

In this interactive breakout session, to better understand student perspectives on global and local environmental issues, climate change, and sustainability, and how these issues impact their experience in college, their degree choices, their career plans, and their visions of their own productive futures. From this information, the UH System Office of Sustainability will advise campuses on curriculum, courses, programs, certificates, degrees, internships, and how to infuse sustainability into career training across sectors.  


4:00 – 4:30PM | CLOSING CIRCLE 

After two full and intense days of working together to advance our strategic sustainability initiatives, it is important that we take some time to come back together in appreciation to reflect and set our intentions together for the next 12 months.

 


5:00PM | shuttles depart for student sustainability summit (volcano)  

Students will gather to learn from each other about ways of thinking, being and doing that will support them to be more effective in enacting positive change wherever they are at, with whatever resources they have.

This year’s Student Sustainability Summit will focus on peer-to-peer sharing of lessons learned from student-driven waste reduction initiatives under way across multiple UH campuses in 2017.