An interactive video app for iPad & iPhone

Available HERE


Seeing the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa sailing in the distance, Keola and Emma are instantly intrigued. With the help of Uncle Billy, they learn that the Hokule’a has embarked on a journey around the world to inspire us all to mālama honua – care for the Earth.


In this first appisode, Uncle Billy leads the children on a huaka’i – an excursion – to learn how the Polynesians used natural materials and clues from nature to build a vessel that could sail the largest ocean in the world.


Users of this interactive iPad app tag along as Keola and Emma visit cultural experts from the ocean to the mountains.  Encouraged by their animated guide, Manu, they gather materials for their own canoe and take the first steps toward becoming a junior navigator. They learn to spot clues, solve problems, take risks, and chart a course for success in their own lives, and the app culminates with a lively musical recap aboard a traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe.


Designed for five-to eight-year-olds by the Hoʻomālalamalama Foundation in partnership with the Polynesian Voyaging Society and Mālama Honua Public Charter School.


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