Native Hawaiian navigator Nainoa Thompson, VIMS Scholar in Ocean Residency, will give a talk at Watermen’s Hall at the school’s Gloucester Point campus on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m.
Thompson is CEO of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and a leader in the traditional Polynesian art of non-instrumented navigation. He has helped lead canoe voyages throughout the global ocean, guided only by stars, waves, winds and marine life. He last visited the Chesapeake Bay region in 2016 during the worldwide voyage of the Hokule’a, a double-hulled voyaging canoe.
The in-person lecture will also be available online. Registration for this free lecture is required for both in-person and online viewers. Visit VIMS online to register.
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