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FoodCorps Hawaii seeks applicants for 2015–2016

MEDIA RELEASE FoodCorps is currently recruiting service members throughout Hawaii who are passionate about teaching children what healthy food is, where it comes from, and expanding hands-on nutrition education programs. The deadline to apply for the 2015–2016 school year is March 31. FoodCorps is a national organization addressing childhood obesity and food insecurity in underserved […]

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Information boards are part of the ReefTeach marine conservation education program at busy Kahaluu Beach Park. (Photo courtesy of The Kohala Center)

Love science? Volunteer at Kahaluu Bay

MEDIA RELEASE Citizen Science is a volunteer program to monitor and track environmental conditions at Kahaluu Bay. Anyone with an interest in learning about water quality, sampling, data interpretation, and a healthier environment can be a volunteer—no previous experience or scientific knowledge is required. Training is provided by Kahaluu Bay Education Center (KBEC). The next […]

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2014 Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium (Feb. 21)

MEDIA RELEASE The 2014 Nahelehele Dryland Forest Symposium will highlight dryland forest ecology and restoration efforts in Hawaii. The symposium is 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 at the Courtyard at King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona. There will be two accompanying half-day field trips ($35 each with lunch provided) on Thursday, Feb. 20 […]

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FoodCorps program launches in Hawaii

Initiative connects children to fresh, healthy food; puts well-trained fellows in school gardens

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Kahaluu (Photo courtesy of Randy Magnus)

Beach cleanup planned for Kahaluu Bay (Sept. 7)

MEDIA RELEASE A community beach clean-up is slated 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 7 at Kahaluu Beach Park. The clean-up — organized by ReefTeach volunteers at Kahaluu Bay Education Center, a program of The Kohala Center — will focus on removing cigarette butts, plastics, and other “microlitter” from the beach. “Small pieces of litter left on […]

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Native Hawaiians awarded Mellon-Hawaii fellowships

MEDIA RELEASE Five Native Hawaiian scholars recently were selected for fellowships by the Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to produce original research and advance their academic careers. Now in its sixth year, the Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides support for Native Hawaiian academics early in their careers, and for others who are […]

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Kaiser grants support community health initiatives

MEDIA RELEASE Kaiser Permanente Hawaii has announced $77,000 in grant funding in support of the following two community health initiatives aimed at promoting nutrition, food safety, and wellness in Hawaii schools. University of Hawaii Foundation – $50,000 Grant This community health initiative will promote school wellness in alignment with Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s “Thriving School” efforts. […]

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Ossipoff joins The Kohala Center board of directors

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center recently named Valerie Ossipoff of Honolulu to its board of directors. Ossipoff, the executive director and former president of the Oahu Choral Society, and past member of the former Honolulu Symphony Society board of directors, joined The Center’s board of directors in February. Born and raised in Honolulu, Ossipoff graduated […]

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Hawaii FoodCorps extends application deadline

MEDIA RELEASE Individuals interested in becoming Hawaii FoodCorps service members now have until March 31 to submit applications. The national FoodCorps is recruiting service members throughout Hawaii who are passionate about healthy food, farms and kids to help connect our keiki to real food and help them grow up healthy. FoodCorps, a national organization addressing […]

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Food Business Basics workshops (March 11-13)

MEDIA RELEASE Value-added and specialty foods consultant Lou Cooperhouse will present “Food Business Basics: Getting Started and Finding Your Niche in the Specialty Foods Business” workshops March 11-13 in Hilo, Honokaa, and Pahala. The workshops are designed for farmers seeking to develop their raw product into a value-added product and bring it to market, entrepreneurs […]

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Scholarships offered for summer environmental science, engineering programs

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center invites high school students to apply for scholarships to residential engineering and environmental science summer programs. These opportunities are offered in partnership with Cornell University, Brown University, and the University of California, San Diego. For more information and application forms for all programs, visit www.kohalacenter.org/scholarsh… call 887-6411, or e-mail Erica […]

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Hawaii FoodCorps seeks applicants for service members

MEDIA RELEASE The national FoodCorps is recruiting service members across Hawaii who are passionate about healthy food, farms, and kids to help connect keiki to real food and help them grow up healthy. FoodCorps, a national organization addressing childhood obesity and food insecurity in underserved communities, operates in 12 states, and this year will be […]

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EBT Double Dollar Days at farmers markets (Dec. 22-23)

MEDIA RELEASE On Dec. 22 and 23, eight Hawaii Island farmers markets will hold EBT Double Dollar Days, during which SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly called food stamps) recipients can use their EBT cards to receive double the amount of their food purchases. On the EBT Double Dollar Days, EBT participants can visit EBT […]

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Garden-based nutrition workshop for teachers (Nov. 10)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island educators who teach or participate in school garden programs are invited to attend a workshop on garden-based nutrition 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science in Pahoa. This professional development workshop for school garden and class teachers is part of Eat-Think-Grow—an initiative created by […]

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