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Cash for College campaign encourages seniors to apply for Federal Student Aid

More Hawai‘i public high schools are participating in this year’s Cash for College FAFSA Challenge, a campaign to help make college more affordable for students. The challenge encourages seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, which helps students identify financial aid available to them. The application, which opens on October […]

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Hookena Elementary School teacher a finalist in the ‘Dream Big’ grants competition

Three Hawaii public school teachers are each vying for $100,000 in educational grants to fund innovative projects to engage students and enhance learning at their schools. Leimamo Lind-Strauss, a third-grade teacher at Ho‘okena Elementary on the Big Island, envisions creating a telescope observatory at her school. The observatory would serve as a centralized classroom for […]

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The Naha and Pinao Stones fronting the Hilo Public Library. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

October 2018 events at the Hilo Public Library

MEDIA RELEASE Thursdays, October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018 Hawaiian Language Classes- 1:00- 4:30 PM FREE, easy Hawaiian language classes sponsored by the library! Designed for adults & seniors. Learn Hawaiian chants/oli, songs and prayers. Instructor Puakea Sun has 8 years experience teaching Hawaiian at Kamana Senior Center. It is recommended that students have some […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park October 2018 events

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, guided hikes, After Dark in the Park talks, and other programs throughout October. Park programs are free, but entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar

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Free surf camp for kids with disabilities to be held in November 2018

A free Surf Camp for children with disabilities will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9am to 2pm, at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo. Now in its eighth year, Surfers Healing (Hawai‘i Island Chapter) provides disabled children and their families with the unique experience of surfing with professionals under supervised conditions. Knowledgeable surfing […]

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Five more ‘Alalā Project birds released into the forest

Tomorrow will mark a year since the successful reintroduction of critically endangered Hawaiian crows into the forests of Hawai’i. Yesterday researchers with The ʻAlalā Project released five more ‘Alalā into the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve. These birds will join eleven ‘Alalā already thriving in native forests on the windward slopes of Mauna Loa. The […]

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A visitor at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park gets a photo of the expansive crater at Kilauea Caldera. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Thousands enjoy the reopening of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

“It was a picture-perfect day and our hearts are filled with joy to see our visitors and community return to their park,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando.

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Free keiki car seat check events on Hawaii Island

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT), together with all four county police departments and child passenger safety advocates, launches National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 23-29. During Child Passenger Safety Week and year-round, Hawaii’s child passenger safety technicians are committed to educating parents and caregivers on the proper installation of child safety seats and correct […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit. Hawaii 247/7 File Photo

Pit crater trail opening at Kahuku Unit Saturday (Sept 22)

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is pleased to announce the opening of the Pit Crater Trail on Saturday, September 22, on National Public Lands Day. A hike to the forested pit crater is a window into the past and a vision of the future for the Southwest Rift Zone of Mauna Loa. From the crater’s rim, […]

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Flood insurance educational meetings being held in Hilo and Kona September 25 & 27, 2018

Flooding is one of the major natural disasters in the United States. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Insurance Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Hawai‘i County invite property owners and renters to an important educational meeting, in Hilo and in Kona, on the […]

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The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation (FTPF)

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation to add 176 trees to Hawaii Island schools

The award-winning international nonprofit Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, which operates a local branch on the Big Island, has just launched an ongoing effort to provide island schools, families, and communities with the bounty of tropical fruit trees through a series of orchard plantings at schools in Kona, Kohala, and Puna.

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ʻAlalā Project

ʻAlalā Project teaches birds with sight and sound cues to avoid predators

Predator recognition and aversion are tactics that have been used by other reintroduction efforts where captive animals need to learn about predatory threats.

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Stan Lawrence of Orchidland Surf Boards at Sunset Courtesy of Kai Bradley Beach. Photo courtesy of Bernie Baker

Robert Duerr presentation on surfing at Lyman Museum Sept. 17 & 18, 2018

Everyone knows that surfing is the sport that has been most associated with Hawai‘i. Robert Duerr has been the epitome of the “waterman” chasing the waves around the world, making it his career on and off the water for the past 51 years. His vividly illustrated program at the Lyman Museum will be an epic […]

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Jennifer Doudna

Genome editing pioneer Jennifer Doudna lectures at UH-Hilo Monday (Sept 17)

Doudna is a 1981 graduate of Hilo High School, was recognized as a Distinguished Hilo High School Alumna in 2017, and received her B.A. from Pomona College and her Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School. Doudna and her colleagues first developed the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology that enables scientists to edit the DNA of any organism […]

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