Aloha Thursday Evening Patrons,
On Thursday evening April 8th, the UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program continues its public outreach series at the City and County of Honolulu’s Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. The month of April will focus on conservation in recognition of Earth Day. Come to Hanauma Bay every Thursday evening to learn about; restoring and protecting Hawai`i’s offshore islets, caring for Paiko lagoon, the Eyes of the Reef Program and more!
Thursday April 8,
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE FROM MAUKA TO MAKAI
Betsy Gagné, Executive Secretary, Natural Area Reserves System Commission, Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Ever wonder where our water comes from besides the faucet? Ever wonder about the natural world out there, or even know it exists? Ever wonder what happens on land and how it affects the ocean? There are so many unique places and critters that call this place home, and nowhere else on the planet! Come share a visual walk on the wild side of life on lands managed by the State of Hawai`i, an important role these areas play in the natural and cultural history of Hawai`i, and how we are working with other private and public organizations to accomplish a great deal in on not very much funding.
Betsy was born and raised on O`ahu (Roosevelt HS and UH graduate) and has had a life long interest and involvement with native ecosystems, both here and other islands in the Pacific, both on land and underwater. Her background includes four years in Papua New Guinea helping to create environmental education programs, building fences and vegetation management at Haleakala National Park for 8 years, and 17 years at the Division of Forestry and Wildlife.
As always, these events begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening in the theater at the Hanauma Bay Education Center. Events are free and open to the public, with no charge for parking after 5:30 p.m. We hope to see you on Thursday evening! These programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.
For more information on UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program events and activities, navigate to the “Calendar of Events” located at www.hanaumabayeducation.org.
Shawn Carrier, Outreach Education Specialist
UH Sea Grant Hanauma Bay Education Program