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DESCRIPTIONThe Beautiful island of Kauai. By Nathaniel Lauvetz. Museums. Culture. Food from Kauai. Locations in Kauai. Currency. Activities. What Kauai is known for. The Language. Kauai’s Airport. Kauai’s Best Hotels. Kauai’s Schools. Airlines to Kauai. Kauai’s Culture. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
The Beautiful island of KauaiBy Nathaniel Lauvetz
Museums Food from KauaiLocations in Kauai Culture
CurrencyThe LanguageWhat Kauai is known forActivities
Kauais AirportKauais Best HotelsKauais SchoolsAirlines to Kauai
Kauais CultureKe ahu a laka Heiau Located on a terrace above the boulder, this is a heiau that was part of a famous hula school in the area. Chanters came to receive the most advanced training possible. To test their skills, they walked across the smooth boulders at the edge of the sea and chanted their mele (chant). If their voices could be heard above the sounds of the waves and the wind, then their training was completed. Students are still brought here to test their skills. Old Koloa Town The enchanting town of Koloa was the site of Kauai's first sugar plantation, which was built in the 1830s by Ladd and Company. Koloa History Center Located in the Old Koloa Town Mall, the tiny history center offers a brief introduction to the history of the area in the form of artifacts from the old plantation days.
Waioli Mission House Wai'oli Mission House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built of coral limestone blocks in 1837, its chimney was put in place by the Reverend William Alexander, the first missionary on Kauai. The house was restored in 1921, and is currently undergoing another restoration. The Mission House will reopen for tours after renovations. Wai'oli Mission Hall and picturesque Wai'oli Hui'ia Church (founded in 1834) are nearby. Call 808-245-3202 for more information on these historic treasures.
Polihale Heiau Just north of Polihale State Park is the powerful Polihale heiau (sacred site). This is one of the points from which the souls of the dead departed the island into the setting sun.
Salt Pond Beach Park Salt Pond Beach Park is a place where the swimming is usually safe year around. Camping is allowed with a County permit. The crescent beach is partially protected by reef. A toddlers bathing pool is created by rocks that form a small lagoon. Swimming is good and there are tidepools to explore. It's also a great spot for sunsets. Culture Continued
Some of the activities in Kauai are Hula dancing. Beach volleyball. There are many mountainous hiking trails that you can either walk or take mules upActivities
Hula Dancing Kauai is best known for its exotic hula dancing. It is one of the first things you see when you arrive.It is also a very popular activity for Kauai
This museum houses a treasure of the island's heritage, everything from feathered leis to vintage photographs. A permanent display is called The Story of Lana'i and is filled with Hawaiian artifacts and history of the past. Traveling exhibits and events are also hosted here year-round. Behind the museum, on Ewa Street, is the state offices where hiking and camping permits can be obtained. Museums Koke'e State Park is located at a 4,000 foot elevation atop Waimea Canyon ridge. The park encompasses 4,345 acres of land and has over 45 miles of trails. A 20-square mile highland bog is known as the Alaka'i Swamp and is a unique experience. The park is home to many rare birds, many are the only ones of their kind, that live in the 'ohi'a and sandalwood trees that grow here. The swamp area is home to the rare alpine plants and native land mammals, such as the hoary bat. The Koke'e Museum serves as the visitor center for the park and has books and information about hikes, guides, and tours of the area. The park stages the Banana Poka Festival every May and the Eo e Emalani I Alaka'i festival every October.
What is Kauai Known ForKauai is know for the extreme beauty of the island. It is a world renowned site seeing island. They have every thing from Mountains to the ocean and Waterfalls and barren dry spots.
Their main sources of protein were fish, squid, limpet, crab and other seafood, chicken, and birds. The main leafy vegetables were taro tops (luau), and edible plants such as tree fern and fan palm. They ate bananas, coconuts, raspberries, strawberries, mountain apples and sugar cane. Seasonings came from kukui nut, seaweed, hoio fern and salt. They preserved food with salt and most foods were eaten fresh. They ate dogs and the alii (royalty) ate pig. Food from Kauai
The Hawaiian language (Hawaiian: lelo Hawaii) is a Polynesia language that takes its name from Hawaii, the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed. Hawaiian, along with English, is an official language of the state of Hawaii. King Kamehameha III established the first Hawaiian-language constitution in 1839 and 1840.Kauai's Language
CurrencyKauais currency is the US dollar because it is part of the USA.
Hawaii Political Information Guide Hawaii is governed by a state constitution that was originally adopted in 1950, at the time of admission to statehood, and further amended at the constitutional convention of 1968. Administration: The governor and lieutenant governor, elected for concurrent terms of four years, must be members of the same political party. They are not permitted to serve more than two consecutive terms. The only other elected members in the 17 departments of the executive branch are the members of the Board of Education. The bicameral legislature consists of the Senate, with 25 elected representatives from 25 senatorial districts, serving four-year terms, and the House of Representatives, consisting of 51 members elected from 51 districts for two-year terms. The state judicial system consists of the Supreme Court, an intermediate appellate court, four circuit courts, and four district courts, as well as a family court, a land court, and a tax appeal court. Judges in the higher courts are appointed by the governor, subject to approval of the Senate. Hawaii's governmental structure is unique among the states in that it is limited to two levels of government: the state and the four counties, each with a mayor and a council. There are no municipal governments. Primary elections are held in October and general elections in November. Party competition is intense in Hawaiian politics. During the first half of the century, the Republican Party remained dominant, but party success at the polls began to seesaw somewhat, and the Democratic Party has captured a majority of House, Senate, and council seats on several occasions. Political System
Military: Hawaii holds a strategic position in the defense system of the United States. Pearl Harbor, a vast shipyard for the repair and overhaul of U.S. fleet units, is the home port for many U.S. naval ships. It serves as a training base for submarine and antisubmarine warfare forces. The headquarters of the Commander in Chief, Pacific, and of the Fleet Marine Force, Pacific, are at Camp H.M. Smith. The major Army, Marine, and Air Force bases are Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter, Fort De Russy, Hickam and Wheeler Air Force bases, and the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Air Station. In addition to these there are military installations, camps, and airfields of varying sizes throughout the state. More than 100,000 U.S. military personnel and their dependents are stationed in or have their home port in Hawaii, and their presence has an important influence on the local economy and social life. Political System Continued
'huimanu Elementary School is located in the community of Temple Valley. It is in the ahupua'a of Kne'ohe near the Ko'olau mountain ridge providing a general wet climate. 'huimanu in Hawaiian means "cluster of birds."Our school has 367 students with 50 teachers and staff members striving to work towards excellence.
Lihue Airport (IATA: LIH,ICAO: PHLI,FAA LID: LIH) is a state-owned public-use airport located in the Lhue CDP on the southeast coast of the island of Kauai in Kauai County, Hawaii, United States, two nautical miles east of the center of the CDP. Kauais Airport
Kauais Best HotelsThis is one of Kauais many 5 star hotels. This hotel is called Koa Kea and it is ocean front.
Air line Flights to KauaiTo fly to Kauai nonstop first class cost about $2233