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Kalilinoe Detwiler
Community Outreach Graduate Fellow

2525 Correa Road, HIG 239
Honolulu, HI 96822

Current Hawaiʻi Sea Grant Project: The Symphony of the Hawaiʻi Seas
This project is an interdisciplinary approach incorporating Hawaiian and local cultures, the arts, and science disciplines to engage K-12 students, educators, and O‘ahu residents with the ocean that sustains our islands. The aim is to amplify stories that connect people to place through new music compositions and artistic expressions inspired by Hawaiʻi’s coastal and marine ecosystems. The culminating multimedia educational symphonic concert by the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra will be an exciting opportunity to collaborate with local composers, animators, artists, cultural practitioners, communities, and marine scientists!

This project transcends any single discipline. Every participant is integral to the success of the program, including Native Hawaiian cultural stewards and storytellers, local composers, artists, and animators (from the community as well as from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa College of Arts, Languages and Letters), hula practitioners, educators, and experts in education, communication, research, and extension at the University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program. All these are working together with the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra to create a unique program that will reflect the values and the culture of the residents of Hawai‘i.