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Kamehameha program celebrates 50 years of sharing Hawaiian culture with kids

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One of the earliest groups of students of the Kamehameha Schools Summer Explorations program visits ʻIolani Palace in 1969.

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Kamehameha Schools, 1969

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Kamehameha Schools, 1969

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A visit to Bishop Museum planetarium in 1969.

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Students attending Kamehameha Schools Summer Explorations program in 1969 visit the Bishop Museum.

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One of the most memorable moments for the over 60,000 children who have attended the Kamehameha Schools Summer Explorations program is making their ipu, a musical instrument, out of a gourd.

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Much of the focus of the Explorations program is aina-based Hawaiian cultural learning.

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Students of the Kamehameha Schools Summer Explorations program learn to paddle a canoe, a lesson that has been part of the program for decades.