Monday, April 18, 2016

“Polynesian Cultures of the South Pacific” at 4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 20

Reminder: Sister City Presentation on “Polynesian Cultures of the South Pacific” at 

4:00 pm, Wednesday, April 20 

at Audubon Nature Center, Celery Fields, 999 Center Rd, at Palmer Blvd., Sarasota

Your $5 donation will include a complimentary Wine & Cheese Meet & Greet immediately following at the same Nature Center location.

The central Pacific Ocean was colonized by some of the greatest Navigators of all time, the Polynesians. The Polynesian triangle is defined by Hawaii, New Zealand & Easter Island, and includes Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti & the Marquesas. Originally contacted by Captain James Cook during his three voyages to the region and the location of the Mutiny on the Bounty, fascinating stories abound from the region. The origins and unique culture of the Polynesians will be described, including their customs, ceremonies, food, & materials. Finally, the dramatic effect of European & American contact & occupation on the population and culture of the Polynesians will be revealed.