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Native Hawaiian fellowship program accepting applications

MEDIA RELEASE The Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 academic year. More information and application materials available at: kohalacenter.org/mellon/about&… The application deadline is Feb. 28. Entering its seventh year, the Mellon-Hawaii fellowship program was established in 2008 for Native Hawaiian scholars early in their academic careers and others […]

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Hauanio to lecture on traditional ulua fishing (Jan. 23-24)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian fisherman Aku Hauanio of Kalapana demonstrates traditional Hawaiian ulua fishing techniques in upcoming Eia Hawaii and Puana Ka Ike lectures. Hauanio will share the wisdom and practice of early cliff-top fishing know as hang-baiting in his lecture “Kau Laau: Traditional Hawaiian Ulua Fishing Technique” 2–3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the University […]

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Scholarships offered for environmental leadership program

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center and Brown University are offering tuition scholarships for three high school students residing in the state of Hawaii to participate in the Brown Environmental Leadership Lab-Hawaii to be held March 22–30, 2014 on the Big Island. The deadline to apply is Jan. 10. This national leadership program integrates the development […]

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The bright blue T-shirt worn by ReefTeach volunteer Lynn Webber is a familiar sight at Kahaluu Beach Park. ReefTeach and other programs to save Kahaluu are funded in part by a Hawaii Tourism Authority grant. (Photo courtesy of The Kohala Center)

Save the Reef orientation for volunteers at Puako (Nov. 15)

MEDIA RELEASE ReefTeach and Puako Makai Watch are enlisting volunteers at Waialea Bay (Beach 69) and Paniau Beach in Puako and will hold an orientation for volunteers at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Hokuloa Church, 1600 Puako Beach Drive. Volunteers are needed to help save our reefs by educating visitors, swimmers, snorkelers, and divers […]

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Annual seed exchange celebrates Arbor Day (Nov. 1-3)

MEDIA RELEASE The 10th Annual West Hawaii Seed Exchange is Nov. 1-3 at Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in Captain Cook. This year the garden’s traditional event also includes an Arbor Day celebration, tree giveaway, expert advice, and a program for students. The community seed exchange is 4–5 p.m. Nov. 1. West Hawaii home gardeners, […]

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‘Growing Organics’ conference in Kona (Oct. 28)

MEDIA RELEASE “Growing Organics: Moving Hawaii’s Organic Industry Forward” will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, October 28, at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. The one-day event features presentations, workshops, and opportunities for attendees to provide input on how to strengthen Hawaii’s organic foods industry. The conference is part of a […]

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Kahaluu (Photo courtesy of Randy Magnus)

Keiki Fishing Derby at Waikuaaala Fishpond (Oct. 26)

MEDIA RELEASE Children ages seven to 15 are invited to register for a Keiki Fishing Derby to be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Kahaluu Beach Park. This community event is being organized by the Kahaluu Bay Education Center. Registration and information are available online at www.KeikiFishingDerby.org or at the Kahaluu Bay Education […]

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Burgess joins Kohala Center board of directors

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center recently named Rev. Puanani Burgess of Waianae, Oahu, to its board of directors. “We are honored to have Rev. Burgess join our board,” said Roberta Chu, president of The Kohala Center’s board of directors and senior vice president for commercial banking with Bank of Hawaii. “She is extraordinarily gifted — […]

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Waipuni Kahalu‘u web site offers innovative approach to water issues

MEDIA RELEASE A new web site that teaches users about the natural processes that contribute to the fresh water supply in the Kahalu‘u region on Hawai‘i Island is now online and available to the public. The Web site, Waipuni Kahalu‘u, represents a unique collaboration between the Edith Kanaka‘ole Foundation, the Watershed Professionals Network, the Redlands […]

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Organic industry survey for agriculture producers and consumers

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center today launched a series of online surveys aimed at soliciting input and feedback from various sectors of Hawai‘i’s organic food industry. The surveys are accessible online at www.laulimacenter.org/organic_… through Friday, August 2. The surveys are part of an initiative to determine the feasibility and potential roles of one or more […]

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Beginning farmer training program seeks students for second cohort

MEDIA RELEASE Ku I Ka Mana, a Beginning Farmer-Rancher Training Program administered by The Kohala Center, is accepting applications from prospective students for its second cohort. Applications may be downloaded at www.kohalacenter.org/farmertra…. No previous farming experience is required. The eighteen-week course is conducted in Honokaa and begins on Friday, August 2, 2013. Class sessions take place Friday evenings at the North Hawaii […]

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Statewide school learning gardens symposium (June 7-8)

MEDIA RELEASE School garden teachers, classroom teachers, administrators, staff, volunteers, and interested community members from around the state may register now for the annual Hawaii Island School Garden Network (HISGN) summer symposium in June on Hawaii Island. The symposium, “School Learning Gardens and Sustainability Education: Bringing Schools to Life and Life to Schools,” is June […]

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The Kohala Center named ‘Local Hero’

MEDIA RELEASE Readers of Edible Hawaiian Islands voted for The Kohala Center as their choice of “Best Nonprofit” in the publication’s seventh annual Local Hero Awards competition. The awards program celebrates local heroes in 61 food communities in the United States and Canada. Readers nominate their favorite local heroes in categories such as Best Farm/Farmer, […]

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‘Kanaloa: Hawaiian Men of the Sea’ lectures (April 11-12)

MEDIA RELEASE Three Hawaiian merchant seamen share their stories in upcoming Eia Hawaii and Puana Ka Ike lectures in Hilo and Kona. Captain “LJ” John Benson, Leighton Tseu, and Norman Piianaia present “Kanaloa: Hawaiian Men of the Sea” from noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the University of Hawaii at Hilo, Campus Center Room 301, […]

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