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1 Introduction to Hawaii VFT Summary of trip Take off Lei Greeting Map of the Hawaiian Islands Facts about Hawaii The Island of Oahu Map, facts about Oahu and things to do and see. Note: websites are listed on some slides. The Island of Maui Map, facts about Maui and things to do and see. The Big Island Of Hawaii –Map and Facts and Volcanoes National Park To be continued …

2 My Virtual Field Trip TO: The Hawaiian Islands On this trip to Hawaii we will visit the islands of Oahu and Maui. Due to the limitations of this presentation the other islands will be added later. Make sure to pause for music and sound effects on slides. Highlights are swimming with the Dolphins, visiting Pearl Harbor, the Dole Pineapple Plantation, visiting a dormant volcano and other adventures.

3 And away we go… Buckle your seat belts (wait awhile for the take off)

4 When you arrive you will be greeted with a flower lei…

5 Map of the Hawaiian Islands This will be the beginning to our Virtual Tour to the Hawaiian Islands

6 Historical Facts State Capital: Honolulu State Bird: Nene State Flower: Yellow hibiscus State Fish: Humuhumunukunuku apua'a State Marine Mammal: Hump Back Whale State Tree: Kukui

7 State Capital- Honolulu

8 State Bird - Nene

9 State Flower – Yellow Hibiscus

10 State Fish - Humuhumunukunuku apua'a

11 State Mammal – Humpback Whale

12 State Tree - Kukui

13 State Flag

14 First Stop! Island of Oahu

15 Facts About Oahu 1. Oahu is the third largest of the Hawaiian Islands 2. The average temperature range is 71-80 degrees 3. The highest point on Oahu is Mt. Kaala, which rises 4,020 feet above sea level. 4. The island of Oahu is formed from the remnants of two large shield volcanoes 6. On the North Shore, beaches are often dangerous in winter with waves higher than 25 feet. 7. Iolani Palace in Honolulu is the only royal palace in the United States.

16 Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach This is located on the island of Oahu. Waikiki is one of the most popular beaches in Hawaii. You can take a hike to the lookout tower in the top of the crater of Diamond Head.

17 Sea Life Park on the Island of Oahu You can visit Sea Life Park while you are in Oahu. While you are there you can swim with the Dolphins

18 The Dolphin Cove Show at Sea Life Park They’ll jump, spin, flip, and entertain you. Relax in our large, open-air theater and watch our dolphins perform some of the most breathtaking moves you’re ever seen. We’ve designed the show to be educational, amusing, and thrilling. For more information go to:

19 Hiking Diamond Head mondhead.html Diamond Head is an extinct volcanic crater located in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. It is located a short distance from Waikiki. A hike up the crater provides good exercise and spectacular 360-degree views of the island.

20 Hike Diamond Head Diamond Head is famous for the lookout tower at its peak. It is an extinct volcanic crater located in Honolulu, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. It is located a short distance from Waikiki Beach. On the right: Hiking map of Diamond Head Crater.

21 Pearl Harbor 2011 Will Be the 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day December 7, 2011 will be the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. National Park Service VFT Website (Pause and wait for music Intro)

22 Pearl Harbor Brief History Pearl Harbor is located on the south coast of the island of Oahu and it is the largest harbor in Hawaii. It is also a United States National Historic Landmark. Pearl Harbor is most famous for being the target of a surprise attack by Japanese fighter planes on December 7, 1941.

23 Museum at Pearl Harbor This is the outside lobby to the museum before boarding the naval shuttle boat for Pearl Harbor. The painting in the bottom picture is the USS Arizona

24 Oil Leaking from the Arizona Oil Still Leaking from the Wreckage of the USS Arizona Pictured below: On the Arizona Memorial

25 Sites to see at Pearl Harbor The main attraction is taking a Naval Shuttle to see the USS Arizona Memorial The cost to visit the Arizona Memorial is free.

26 The Polynesian Cultural Center Cultures History at the Center Aotearoa (New Zealand), Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Polynesian Triangle, Fiji, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Tahiti

27 Native Hawaiian Demonstration The Native Hawaiian is demonstration how to climb a coconut tree at the Polynesian Cultural Center

28 The Cultural Center Luau Luau Pig being prepared

29 Waikiki Beach DUKE KAHANAMOKU He's the most famous name in surfing -- an Olympic champion, Hollywood actor and Hawaiian folk hero. He's also remembered for his grace in the water, his good humor, and his sportsmanship.

30 Dole Pineapple Plantation There is lots to do at the Dole Pineapple Plantation:  Pineapple Express Train Tour  Pineapple fields  Plantation Garden tour  World’s LargestPineapple Maze Come join the fun!

31 Pineapple Express

32 Dole Pineapple Maze

33 The History of the Pineapple HISTORY OF THE PINEAPPLE The pineapple is a fruit that has spiny and armored covering and on the inside a wonderful tasting fruit. The pineapple is in the bromeliad family and was given its English name for its resemblance to a pine cone.

34 Hanauma Bay This is a Marine Life Conservation Area: The place to go snorkel or swim to see the fish in the tidal pools. html

35 Island of Maui

36 Facts About Maui Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands Biggest Towns: 1. Kahului 2. Wailuku 3. Lahaina Average Temperature:75-85 degrees Fahrenheit. Major Industries: 1. Tourism 2. Sugar 3. Pineapple 4. Cattle 5. Diversified Agriculture

37 Haleakala National Park House of the Rising Sun Visit Haleakala Crater – this picture is at sunrise. The crater is similar to the moon. /index.htm

38 Haleakala National Park See the silver sword plants the only place in the world these plants grow Silver Sword Plants

39 Horseback to Haleakala Crater, Ka Moa O Pele Junction Ride This ride descends Sliding Sands Trail to the Crater floor 2500 ft. below where a well deserved picnic lunch is served featuring our delicious croissant sandwiches

40 The Maui Ocean Center Maui Ocean Center Tube Visit the underwater world at the Maui Ocean Center. The aquariums goal is to create a long life relationship between people and the ocean.

41 Whale Watching If you are here during peak season from December 15th to April 15th, do yourself a favor and go on a whale watch. s/5/5b/MauiActivities%26Tours.jpg

42 Drive to Heavenly Hana The Seven Sacred Pools Waterfalls along the way The road to Hana is 40 miles of winding roads. Along the way you will see rainforest and waterfalls. One of the famous attractions is the seven sacred pools. hana.php

43 Map of the Big Island of Hawaii

44 Facts About the Big Island of Hawaii Kilauea Volcano continues to erupt to this very day increasing the size of the island everyday. Thurston Lava Tube - Lava tubes are natural conduits through which lava travels beneath the surface of a lava flow, expelled by a volcano during an eruption. Kona Coffee is grown on the island since 1813 in the city of Kona.  The Big Island of Hawaii is the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands, at just over one million years old. In fact, the daily lava flow keeps the island growing larger every day.  Hawaii is the name of the island as well as the state.  3. Earth's most active volcano, Kilauea, is on the Big Island.  Mauna Loa, which last erupted in 1984, is the most massive mountain on earth, consists of 10,000 cubic miles of rock, and is 13,677 feet high.

45 Volcanoes National Park Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park displays the results of 70 million years of volcanism, migration, and evolution

46 A hui hou Until we meet again Aloha ‘Oe Music by Disney’s Lilo and Stitch

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