Last week, the Kai ‘Ekahi project spent their project day at Kewalo. It was the first day that this group worked on Kanehunamoku, Halau Ku Mana’s wa’a, during dry-dock. Kanehunamoku will be dry-docked until mid-february so the students are just beginning a time of really growing in their respect and appreciate for the wa’a. They spent today unlashing the deck, cleaning all the rope that could be salvaged, and preparing both hulls. At the end of the day, the students expressed their enjoyment of the process despite it being hard work; they felt that it would ultimately make their time sailing an even more meaningful experience.Meanwhile, in addition to working on Kanehunamoku, the students had science and language arts rotations. These students are working on developing a hypothesis for an experiment on marine sciences. They ultimately decided to look at limu’s dependence on rocks for growth and survival. They will begin their experiment on the next project day using the “transect method”.