PHOTOS: Earth Fair at UH Hilo

Many of the Earth Fair’s activities and exhibitors focused on engaging school children, ranging from kindergarten to the 12th grade.

Photos by Jaysen Niedermeyer

Demonstration of pottery. Schoolgirl wears clay mask in the background.
School children enjoy a demonstration at the Earth Fair held at UH Hilo on Friday.
School children dancing and having fun at Earth Day, UH Hilo.
School children dancing and having fun at Earth Day, UH Hilo.

The 27th Annual Earth Fair was held on April 17 at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, this year combining Earth Day and Conservation Career Day into the fair.

Many of the Earth Fair’s activities and exhibitors were geared to school children, ranging from kindergarten to the 12th grade. A collaborative effort of UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College, Earth Fair celebrated the environment and the importance of being effective stewards of the planet. Featuring nearly 50 exhibitors and a host of entertainment, the annual Earth Fair is largely designed to give back to the community, with over 1,000 school children enjoying the event and its activities.

Three students sit at the U.S. Geological Survey booth. Banner: USGS science for a changing world
U.S. Geological Survey booth.

This year, as an extension of the Earth Fair, UH Hilo simultaneously held the 3rd annual Conservation Career Day. Booths included representatives from UH Mānoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, the ʻImi Pono no ka ʻĀina program of the Three Mountain Alliance, the UH Hilo Pacific Island Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and the USDA Forest Service, who shared career opportunities in the fields of natural resource management and conservation biology. A diverse array of organizations and programs took place, especially geared for middle and high-school students and their families.

Four university students tending an agricultural booth during the Earth Fair, UH Hilo. One student is holding seedlings from a tray in the booth full of seedlings..
University students giving away free tree saplings at the Earth Fair, UH Hilo.

 

More photos, click to enlarge.

 

Photos by Jaysen Niedermeyer, a senior at UH Hilo majoring in marine science. He is a photographer for the Office of the Chancellor.

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MAY 1, 2015 UPDATE… more photos! Mahalo to Hoʻoululahui Erika Perry, education program specialist and program coordinator at the Pacific Island Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES) program, for sending these photo of keiki at the fair. Click to enlarge.

 

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