#HSHE18 VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM AGENDA:
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THURSDAY FEB 8, 2018
9:30am OPENING PLENARY | WELINA & UPDATES (NELHA)
- Rachel Solemsaas, Hawaiʻi CC Chancellor | Welcome
- David Lassner, UH President | Annual Update from the President
- Jon DeFries, Board President, Friends of the Future and Board Member Emeritus, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University | Mālama Hawaiʻi
- Matthew K Lynch, UH System Sustainability Coordinator | Annual Sustainability Update
10:30am PANEL | CLIMATE CHANGE AND OUR FUTURES
- Erik Assadourian, Senior Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute | Is Sustainability Still Possible?
- Chip Flectcher, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UH Mānoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology | Climate Change Impacts to Hawaiʻi
- Krista Hiser, UH System Sustainability Curriculum Coordinator | Climate Change Communication: What Works?
11:30 am | BREAKOUT DISCUSSIONS
- Kuleana | How does this information become part of my identity and purpose as a teacher?
FRIDAY FEB 9, 2018
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8:00 – 11:00AM | 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.
8:00AM | JOSHUA COOPER: “WATER AS A HUMAN RIGHT: TEACHING WATER THROUGH THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS” (LIVE FROM UH HILO)
- Clean, accessible water is considered by the United Nations to be a human right. International human rights expert Joshua Cooper shares perspectives from his work with indigenous peoples around the world.
8:45AM | DON THOMAS: “RECONSIDERING HAWAIʻI’S GROUND WATER RESOURCES: NEW DATA AND A REVISED MODEL” (LIVE FROM UH HILO)
- Immediately following the Pacific Water Conference, Dr Thomas will share geological perspectives on risks to Hawaiʻi’s ground water.
9:30AM | DANIELE SPIRANDELLI: “ECO-POETRY: TEACHING WATER IN HONORS 101 – INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH AND CREATIVE WORKS” (STREAMING FROM UH MĀNOA)
- Assistant Professor Spirandelli from the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Sea Grant College shares her students’ eco-poetry, inspired by cross-disciplinary collaboration sparked at the 2017 Grand Challenges of Water Institute.
10:00AM | DANIEL SWIFT: “HOW MUCH WATER DOES IT TAKE TO WASH A POT OF RICE?” TEACHING WATER IN CULINARY ART (STREAMING FROM KAPIʻOLANI CC)
- This study was conducted in a student run restaurant class at KCC and focused on collecting water usage data on operational days. The goal was to increasing water usage awareness among Culinary Arts students in an real-world setting and to tie the usage to customer count, student count and the daily operational revenue.
10:30AM | MEREDITH LEE: “WRITING THE WRONG – TEACHING WATER IN FIRST YEAR COMPOSITION” (STREAMING FROM LEEWARD CC)
- The Water Crisis in the US. Using environmental and ethical issues to inspire students to think critically, read critically, and research responsibly. Students are introduced to a contemporary topic that affects their own lives. That topic and their desire to right the “wrong” is used as the impetus for teaching critical reading, thinking and writing skills.
11:00AM – 1:00PM | MEETING OF WISDOMS PANEL (UH HILO)
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.
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
- Marcia Sakai, UH Hilo Chancellor | Chancellor’s Welcome
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), 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.
2:00pm | JACKIE LINDO “ʻIKE WAI-NOMICS : TEACHING WATER IN MICROECONOMICS” (KAPIʻOLANI CC)
- Student projects feature an ahupua‘a profile, describe traditional Hawaiian “economic” systems pre-Western contact, resource reallocation and economic transition to the modern era, and current water resource issues facing the community in their ahupua‘a. Students also identify several community organizations within their ahupua‘a whose missions focus on resource conservation, collaborative ecosystem management, rediscovering traditional Hawaiian values, and community-building.
3:00pm | JOHN DELAY: “WHERE THE WATER WALKS: TEACHING WATER IN GEOGRAPHY” (HONOLULU CC)
- A geographer’s experiences following the hydrological cycle in Hawaiʻi and concerns for our water with global climate change.