Nainoa Thompson

By Nainoa Thompson, Pwo navigator As Hōkūleʻa traveled to her farthest northern point on this Worldwide Voyage, I found myself thinking back to a moment not so long ago when I sat with our staff and our friends at the National Geographic Society discussing ideas for the North American legs of Hōkūleʻa’s Worldwide Voyage. We talked about...

On Thursday, June 16, an extraordinary group of individuals will be honored by the National Geographic Society at the 2016 Explorer Awards, presented by Rolex. Meave Leakey and Nainoa Thompson will receive the National Geographic Society’s oldest and most prestigious honor, the Hubbard Medal, for their outstanding contributions to scientific research, exploration and conservation. Leakey,...