Field trip

History, Geology, and Soils of Southeast Oʻahu Field Trip

Organizers: Kristy Lam, Jonathan Deenik, Scott Rowland, David Pompeani (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Date and Time: June 7, 2024, at 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Fee: $60

Where we meet: Sherman Laboratory (~5 min walk from the conference center) in the square courtyard in front  (

Summary: This field trip will take participants across a series of sites showcasing the diverse geology (Koʻolau & Honolulu volcanics) and soils (Andisols, Mollisols, Oxisols) of the southeastern region of Oʻahu. The itinerary will include visits to Puʻu ʻo Kaimukī (small shield volcano), Lēʻahi (tuff cone), Koko Crater Botanical Garden (tuff cone, Koko series – torrands), the Hawaiʻi Agricultural Research Center in Maunawili (Kāneʻohe series – Acrudox, goethite rich), and more! A guidebook, lunch, drinks, and snacks will be provided. The field tour will start (8:30 am) and end (4:00 pm) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus. It will require only some light walking, and nothing strenuous. Please be prepared with sunscreen, closed toe shoes, a rain jacket, and water. Participants should also consider bringing insect repellent, sunglasses, and a hat. Keep in mind some sites may be extremely windy. Participants will be accepted on a first come first served basis (26 people max).

Questions about the field trip: Dr. David P. Pompeani, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management. Email:

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