Ka Hālau O Ke Kai: Potential Applications of Seascape Epistemology
Chapter 5 includes concluding thoughts about how the oceanic literacy within seascape epistemology can be applied in ka hālau o ke kai, an ocean-based education and community center. Emphasis is placed on place-based and practice-based education, by putting youth into the time and space of ke kai, allowing them to touch, see, smell, and taste the seascape. Kanaka elders and educators pass down their knowledge, expanding the concept of oceanic literacy into a pedagogical basis of community-building. Surfing, fishing, navigation, and other ocean-based knowledges, are interconnected in this gathering place, where they are lived and practiced under the cultural and ethical ethos of caring for the land and sea.