Religion Professor Kristin Bloomer teaches a class on The Sacred Body (238) which recently sponsored a visit from Halau Kiawekupono O Ka Ua, a traditional men’s hula dance group, in order to examine different ways that information is passed down through generations using physical expression, like oral histories or dance. The hula group led a master class and a workshop in lei making for students, using traditional Carleton cultural materials — leaves and plants from the Arboretum!

This workshop was a great example of how the Arboretum offers an unexpectedly large range of educational opportunities to students at Carleton.