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February 24, 2021 – Pathway of the Birds: Birds Role in Traditional Navigation in the Pacific

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

February 24, 2021 – Pacific Exploration and the Navigational Role Traditionally Played by Birds – Registration required: click here

Polynesia could be described as a triangle of island groups throughout the vast Pacific Ocean bounded by Easter Island to the east, the Hawaiian Islands to the north, and New Zealand to the west. The latest research reveals that native Polynesians may have been the greatest navigators of all times using the signs of nature such as birds, stars, and ocean currents to migrate to and settle island after island in the Pacific. Present-day native Maori and Hawaiians are reviving the amazing art of non-instrument sailing the ocean in voyaging canoes. Sarasota Audubon will offer a special evening lecture on this fascinating subject on zoom February 24 straight from New Zealand. Andrew Crowe will speak about the subject of his beautiful book Pathway of the Birds: The Voyaging Achievements of Māori and Their Polynesian Ancestors, University of Hawaii Press.

Ani Black, a Maori wayfinder, will join him to describe her experiences navigating the traditional way from New Zealand to Easter Island.

Full Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_f9AYV_lnRLK2MIOZPikQ4w


February 24
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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