Spawning Guide Workshop - Kealakekua
May 23, 2013
KWP Volunteer Day at Pu‘u Pili
May 25, 2013
Sixth Annual Hawai‘i Island School Garden Network Summer Symposium
June 7-8, 2013
Kū ‘Āina Pā Summer Intensive
June 9-14, 2013
Spawning Guide Workshop - Ho‘okena
June 20, 2013
Hawai‘i Public Seed Initative: Train the Trainers
September 13-15, 2013
A local not-for-profit center is connecting West Hawaii communities interested in conservation and management of their fishery with easy-to-use tools that allow greater stewardship of fish populations. The Kohala Center developed a voluntary spawning guide, a colorful poster rich with pictures and information teaching users to fish more responsibly, to help preserve Hawaii’s vibrant and precious marine resources.
Jim Cain doesn't sugarcoat it: Farming is tough work. Profits can fluctuate from year to year, making long-term planning both vital and next to impossible. It's not a 9-to-5, and it's rarely five days a week. It requires commitment and passion and a joy for working outdoors. In short, farming is not for everyone.
School garden teachers, classroom teachers, administrators, staff, volunteers, and interested community members from around the state may register now for the annual Hawai‘i Island School Garden Network (HISGN) summer symposium in June on Hawai‘i Island.
The symposium, “School Learning Gardens and Sustainability Education: Bringing Schools to Life and Life to Schools,” will be held June 7–8 in Kamuela at the Gates Performing Arts Center at Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy and Māla‘ai: The Culinary Garden of Waimea Middle School.
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Annual Student Congress on Sustainability
The three-day Student Congress on Sustainability is an annual event hosted by HPA and The Kohala Center. All Hawai‘i Island public, private, and charter high-schools are encouraged to send student and faculty delegates to participate. The Student Congress on Sustainability provides students with an opportunity to build awareness and to collaborate on student-driven environmental initiatives.
The Student Congress on Sustainability 2009 was held at the upper campus of Hawai‘i Prepatory Academy on June 11-14. The second annual congress featured speakers, workshops, a full-day excursion, and time for students to discuss and exchange ideas. Speakers included Captain Charles Moore, founder of Algalita Marine Research Foundation; Henk Rogers, founder of Blue Planet Foundation; and Dr. William Steiner, dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo. Workshops featured topics in agriculture, compostable products, reefs and oceans, hydrogen cells, electric cars, biofuels, and energy audits. Delegates also participated in an excursion to diverse island farms featuring aquaponics and hydroponics.
To participate, students may contact their principals, or HPA's Congress Chair Karen Yamasato at 808-895-1106
(e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 881-4071).
For more information, contact Samantha Birch at 808-443-2755 or email@example.com.
Student Congress on Sustainability Newsletter