Students from Wai‘anae High School in West O‘ahu tackle the controversy surrounding commercial dolphin tours. On August 23, 2016, NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) published a regulation prohibiting tour boats from being within 50 yards of a spinner dolphin, including swimming with them. This regulation has caused a major downturn in business for ocean tour companies such as Sea Hawaii, which claims it has seen a 90% decrease in revenues since the ruling was put into effect.
–Middle school students from Island School on Kaua‘i teach us how to make a puka shell necklace.
–Students from Kalaheo High School in Windward O‘ahu tell us about a camp for the siblings of young cancer patients.
–Students from Mid-Pacific on O‘ahu introduce us to education innovator Ted Dintersmith.
–In their HIKI NŌ debut, students from Highlands Intermediate School on O‘ahu show us how to salsa dance.
–Students from President William McKinley High School in Honolulu tell the story of a McKinley alumnus and banker who has dedicated a great deal of his life to America’s pastime.
–Students at Wai‘anae Intermediate School in West O‘ahu report on a new program on their campus designed to get kids to show up for school.
–And the students at Kalani High School in East Honolulu feature a young tie-dye designer who channels the spirit of the 1960s in her clothing line.
This program encores Saturday, May 6, at 12:00 pm and Sunday, May 7, at 3:00 pm. You can also view HIKI NŌ episodes on our website, www.pbshawaii.org/hikino.