A vital part of Hokule'a's voyage around the world is education.
Crew members from the canoes are taking part in the Global Education Village in support of Malama Honua.
"We're learning from each other and share knowledge with each other. It's very important to connect with different cultures because we really are on the same canoe – if you could call our island Earth a canoe. So, it's all our belief and responsibility to work together to really take care of our waa, take care of our island Earth," said apprentice navigator Paanaakala Baybayan.
Baybayan is just one of the crew members spending time with Tahiti students. She's teaching them how to navigate using a star compass set up as part of the Global Education Village.
"I always definitely remind them our ancestors from Hawaii came from Tahiti. We have this great, amazing heritage of voyagers. I always ask them, 'I'm going to teach navigation. Do you want to know? Do you want to learn?' They're always so excited," said Baybayan.
The Global Education Village features dockside lessons where hundreds of Tahiti school children and teachers participate. They get to go on the canoe and learning from special lesson plans the crew members brought with them from Hawaii.
The Global Education Village will travel throughout Hokule'a's journeys.
"This is the beginning of our worldwide voyage here in Tahiti. So, if this is just the beginning to come, I can only imagine what else is coming next," said Baybayan.
Hokule'a will be celebrated on Sunday with a parade and Paofai beach in Pape'ete will be renamed Hokule'a Beach.