Lesson 1: BasicsFREE PREVIEW
Lesson 2: Big Island
Lesson 3: Kaua'i
Lesson 4: Maui
Lesson 5: O'ahu
Lesson 6: Lāna’i
Lesson 7: Moloka'i
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This is a non-exhaustive list of the questions answered in this course:
Introduction / Geography (module 0)
- Where are the Hawaiian Islands located?
- How large is the Hawaiian Island chain?
- What are the names, nicknames, shapes and areas of each of the 8 main islands?
The Geological Story of the Hawaiian Islands (module 1)
- How were the Hawaiian Islands created?
- What is a volcanic hot spot?
- What is a mantle plume?
- What is the Hawaiian moat?
- What is an atoll?
- How will the Hawaiian Islands develop in the future?
- What is lithosphere and asthenosphere?
- What types of lava exist in Hawai'i?
- What is basalt?
- How old is the Hawaiian Island chain and each of the main islands?
- What are shield volcanoes? How are they characterized?
- How was each of the 6 main Hawaiian Islands formed?
- Why are there black sand / cream-colored / white / red / green sand beaches?
- What natural force is predominantly shaping Hawai'i?
- How many volcanoes formed the Big Island?
- How large and high are Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea and the other Big Island volcanoes?
- What are rift zones and fissures?
- What are sulphur banks and steam vents?
- What volcanoes are active / inactive?
- What are lava tubes?
- How did the Waipi'o Valley and Pololū Valley form?
- How did the Nā Pali Coast form?
- What are the geologic stages of Kaua'i, O'ahu, Maui, Lāna'i and Moloka'i?
- Why is the allegedly wettest spot on Earth on Kaua'i?
- How did the Waimea Canyon form?
- How did the ‘Īao Valley and ‘Īao Needle form?
- How did the Ko'olau Mountains and Wai'anae Mountains form?
- How did Koko Crater, Hanauma Bay, Koko Head and Diamond Head form?
- How did the Pu'u Pehe form?
- How did the Moloka'i cliffs form?
- How did Kalaupapa form?
- Why are coral reefs important, where do they thrive and why are they endangered?
- How did the Mo'omomi Dunes form?
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 formation of the Hawaiian Emperor Volcanic Chain and their hot spot origin
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)
You'll be able to identify basalt lava in real life
You'll be able to distinguish the two main types of basalt lava in Hawai'i
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 predict the geological future development of the Hawaiian Islands
After clicking the 'Buy now' button, you'll first be asked to create an account at EarthyUniversity. This is a requirement, as the course content will be delivered to you on this platform.
Subsequently, you'll be asked to enter your payment details. Shortly after, you will have access to your EarthyU student account.
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This course is for you if you
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
This course is not for you if you
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
I'm scared this is too difficult for me to understand...
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.
Sounds amazing. I really wish I had time for this...
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.
Wow, that sounds like a lot of information. I'm scared of being overwhelmed (and I'm already overwhelmed from planning!)
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.
Do I really need this online class? There is tons of information on the internet and in thousands of travel guides.
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.
I read a Hawai'i Travel Guide. Do I need this class?
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.
Is this class downloadable?
Yes and no. The video lessons are not downloadable. However, the according audio files and transcripts as well as all bonuses are downloadable.
I won't travel to Hawai'i until after a few months. Can I already book the course? I'm afraid I'm going to forget everything.
Of course you can! You have access to the class for one whole year. You can start whenever you're ready.
I only visit 1 or 2 islands. Will the course still be useful?
Absolutely, yes! The class contains plenty of information applicable to each island and provides you with a holistic view of Hawai'i.
Is there a free preview / trial?
Yes! Just click the free trial button and you'll be asked to create an account for EarthyUniversity, but won't have to enter payment details. You'll have access to the first 3 videos (Introduction, Geography, Intro to Geology).
This course is part 1 of the complete course
Hawaiian Islands: Island & Landscape Formation and Nature
- Options 1+2 = best value for money and best service: purchase the complete course or the bundle
- Options 3+4 = most flexible: purchase part 1 or part 2 separately
Option 1 — Hawaiian Islands (complete course, parts 1+2): Island & Landscape Formation & Nature
Contains Part 1 + Part 2 + exclusive MAHALO module + 4 bonuses for download + Hawai'i community + chance to ask questions (access to me). Price: 79 € / 89 $. Save 20 % when purchasing the complete course.
Option 2 — Complete Hawai'i Experience (complete course, parts 1+2, free course)
Contains Part 1 + Part 2 + exclusive MAHALO module + 4 bonuses for download + Hawai'i community + chance to ask questions (access to me) + free MĀLAMA course. Price: 79 € / 89 $. Save 20 % when purchasing the bundle.
Option 3 — Hawaiian Islands (part 1): Geology + Volcanoes
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Contains all modules about the geology (incl. volcanoes) of the Hawaiian Islands. Without bonuses, without community, without the chance to ask questions. Price: 59 € / 67 $
Option 4 — Hawaiian Islands (part 2): Climate, Plants + Wildlife
Contains all modules about the climate, wildlife and plants of the Hawaiian Islands. Without bonuses, without community, without the chance to ask questions. Price: 39 € / 47 $
COMPLETE HAWAI'I EXPERIENCE
Hawaiian Islands: Island & Landscape Formation and Nature (parts 1+2)
Hawaiian Islands (part 2) — Climate, Plants + Wildlife