Hawaiian Islands: Island & Landscape Formation and Nature
ONLINE COURSE FOR TRAVELERS
you don't want or can't join an organized full-day or multiple-day volcano+geology trip
you join an organized trip but want to get a head start and prepare
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Welcome – E komo mai!
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Introduction to Hawai'i: Geography & Islands Overview
Lesson 1: Basics
Lesson 2: Big Island
Lesson 3: Kaua'i
Lesson 4: Maui
Lesson 5: O'ahu
Lesson 6: Lāna’i
Lesson 7: Moloka'i
Lesson 1: Climate
Lesson 2: Flora
Lesson 3: Fauna
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Bonus #1: Your Guide to Hawai'i Paradise
Bonus #2: Vacation Planner for Finances
Bonus #3: Sustainable Travel Checklist
This is a non-exhaustive list of the questions answered in this course:
Introduction / geography (module 0)
The geological story of the Hawaiian Islands (module 1)
Hawaiian Climate (module 2)
Flora and wildlife (module 2)
After this course you'll be able to:
You'll be able to name and recognize each of the 8 main Hawaiian islands on a map.
You'll be able to locate the Hawaiian Islands on a map and grasp how large the Hawaiian Archipelago actually is.
You'll be able to reconstruct the geological building processes of each of the six major islands: Kaua'i, O'ahu, Maui, Lāna'i, Molokai and Big Island (all islands separately)
Discover all volcanoes that formed each of the islands
You'll be able to recognize the major landscape features of each island (Ko'olau and Wai'anae Mountain Range, all volcanic regions, Kalaupapa, windward & leeward sides, and others)
You'll be able to describe the processes that caused the formation of the most spectacular landscapes, such as Haleakalā, Kīlauea, Green Sands Beach and other beaches, Diamond Head, the sea cliffs of Moloka'i, the Mo'Omomi Dunes, and many others
You'll be able to tell the story of how plants and animals came to Hawai'i and how plants were able to grow in early Hawai'i
You'll be able to explain the why the Hawaiian climate is diverse, be able to judge why and when you should pack warm clothing too and why the Hawaiian waters are pleasantly warm
You won't be shocked by Hawai'i's amount of rain and clouds by learning about the workings of its climate and be able to explain why all islands can be separated into a windward and a leeward side
You'll be empowered and inspired to help protect Hawai'i's rich wildlife and plants
You'll realize why Hawaiian plants and animals are special and unique and what threats they have to face daily
You'll discover 7 endangered, endemic Hawaiian plants
You'll be able to explain what coral is, why coral reefs are threatened and why they are important for the health of our planet
You'll discover 11 native and endemic animals and stop being afraid of sharks
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care about the environment | want to give back to the Hawaiian residents | want to be a more responsible, conscious traveler | like to get to know your travel destination in a little more detail | travel to make new experiences | want to expand your horizons | like to learn new things | love beautiful landscapes and wish to understand how they formed |want to feel free | long for closeness to nature | seek a very authentic travel experience | are interested in and curious about geography, island formation and nature or if you are keen to learn about those topics
don't care about the environment | don't want to be a responsible tourist | don't want to travel more consciously | are not interested and curious about Hawaiian building processes and nature | only want to take photos without the slightest interest in your subject | merely want to be a tourist | only want to hang out at the beach, go shopping or party | simply want to relax | don't even have a faint interest in the topics covered in this class and if you also aren't open to learning about them
Don't be! No prior geological knowledge is required. No background in sciences is needed to watch and understand this course. The only requirement you have to bring to the table is true interest and curiosity for Earth, nature, the environment and life.
I understand that you are very busy. That is the exact reason why you should purchase this class. It SAVES you time. It is possible to finish the online class within one day. Plus, the course adapts to YOUR schedule, not vice versa.
The class is not intended to cause you even more stress and pressure. The opposite is true: Your preparation for Hawai'i is supposed to get easier and lighter. Instead of reading 4587 websites and travel guides and clicking through the internet in search of valuable information about Hawai'i, this online platform is your place of refuge, so to speak. All the essential knowledge is safely stored in one place.
I couldn't agree more! The internet is packed with information. But information doesn't equal knowledge. Only when you use the information, you can turn it into knowledge. If you have the time and will to educate yourself by using other media, that is fantastic! However, you can't search for something on the internet you don't know exists. But if you'd love to have all the information handed to you in a compact format, this class is perfect for you. And please be aware: This class is not a digitized travel guide.
This class and your travel guide go together like peanutbutter and jelly! This class is by no means a travel guide. This class is NOT about activities you can do in Hawai'i, restaurants you may visit, accommodation, rental cars or travel routes. Although I do share some tips regarding this in the bonus "Your Guide to Hawai'i Paradise". Travel guides are about YOUR Hawai'i stay. But this class is about the ISLANDS. You will learn about their geographical location, their geological features and their wildlife and flora.
Yes and no. The video lessons are not downloadable. However, the according audio files and transcripts as well as all bonuses are downloadable.
Of course you can! You have access to the class for one whole year. You can start whenever you're ready.
Absolutely, yes! The class contains plenty of information applicable to each island and provides you with a holistic view of Hawai'i.
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