ECOLOGY: Life on small islands provides a microcosm for understanding how can live in balance with our environment and each other.

MAN'S IMPACT: Man impacts the environment more than any other living thing. We can impact our environment as much positively as negatively.

MALAMA: The fragile ecosystem of a coral reef illustrates the delicate balance of nature. Upsetting this balance can cause serious consequences.

ACTION FOR THE FUTURE: The cultural values of people who have survived long periods of time in the same region support the need to live in harmony with the environment. The cultures of today need to recognize the importance of making informed choices about the use of our natural resources and the impact that we have on our environment. The voyages of the Hokulea to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands will serve as an educational template to be used by our communities of the world.