UH Lead Team
- We will pay for your economy round trip air ticket from your home to
Molokai. We require that you use our travel agent to book your tickets.
Please contact Lori Serikawa
- Plan to arrive morning/early afternoon of Feb 27 (major carriers
that comet through SFO, LAX, DEN, ORD have flights arriving between
1pm-3pm, with some flights arriving as late as 8pm. The registration,
checkin and welcome activities will occur between 4-6pm, with our first
group dinner at 7pm. Flights to Molokai are limited and we will try to
get everyone on the same flights.
- The workshop will end at 11:30 on March 1, with check out at noon.
We will have a final group lunch, and then have a group transfer to the
Molokai airport for a mid afternoon departure to HNL.
- Below shows the direct flight schedule to/from Molokai from
Honolulu, with the preferred group flights arriving on Molokai at 14:30
or 16:05, and departing at 14:50 to Honolulu. Although two of the
carriers are listed as Hawaiian (HA) and Aloha (AQ), these are both
operated by Island Air. A third airline, Go! also flies to Molokai.
What to Send in Advance / Prepare
- Send Karen Meech 1-2 papers that would be good background reading
related to your talk
- Send a short paragraph describing your research as it relates to
the theme of the workshop
- Please prepare your talk in advance, and submit a copy of the talk
before you come. We would like to make handouts for everyone to
facilitate discussion. Deadline for receipt Feb 24, 2008.
- We will need you to fill out a WH-1
form and submit this to
Laura Toyama to enable
us to pay for your expenses.
What to Bring
At this time of the year the weather is very pleasant, with average
high temperatures near 78F (25C) and lows near 63F (17C). February and
March are generally the coolest months on Molokai. The rainy period is
November through February, with Molokai getting an average of 2.6 in
(6.6cm) of rainfall during February. West Molokai has breathtaking
scenery and nearly deserted beaches, with the Papohaku beach being the
longest white sand beach in the Hawaiian islands. The hotel has a
swiming pool and is located 1200 feet above sea level overlooking
rolling grasslands and the Pacific ocean. The hotel is located one
block from the quaint town of Maunaloa. There is shuttle service to the
white sand beach at the base of the property (8 miles). Ocean
temperatures at this time of the year are around 78F (25C).
The hotel has high speed internet access in the guest rooms and other
selected areas, and the main building has a living room with 2-story
stone fireplace, a library and TV room, restaurant, lounge and lodge
den. In addition, the hotel offers a fitness center (open 24 hours)
and a spa.