PHOTOS: 2019 Earth Day Fair at UH Hilo

Over 1,000 school children attended the Earth Day Fair at UH Hilo to learn from 40 organizations from around the state who set up interactive displays and booths across campus, plus a variety of workshops and speakers.

Photos by Raiatea Arcuri for UH Hilo Stories.
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Four children gather around an info table with a poster about Conservation Leadership.
School children learn about conservation leadership at the Earth Day Fair held at UH Hilo campus, April 26, 2019.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College held their joint annual Earth Day Fair and related Conservation Career Day today at the UH Hilo campus. The dual event is for members of the UH campus communities and several registered local grade schools. This year marks the 31st anniversary of the UH Hilo-Hawai‘i CC Earth Day Fair.

There were over 40 organizations from around the state that set up interactive displays and booths across campus.

There also were a variety of workshops and speakers, including:

  • Keynote speaker Manulani Meyer, Konohiki for Kūlana o Kapolei (A Hawaiian Place of Learning at University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu).
  • Conservation Careers panel discussion, “Sharing our Mana‘o.”
  • Sandalwood Reforestation Presentations with Mark Hanson.

Well over 1,000 local schoolchildren took part in various workshops and environmental learning activities around campus.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce UH Hilo to the next generation of students,” says Ryan Perroy, geography professor and co-chair of the fair’s organizing committee.

The many sponsors included Kamehameha Schools, the UH Hilo Pacific Internship Programs for Exploring Sciences (PIPES), and hundreds of volunteers, many of them students and faculty from UH Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College.

 

 

About the photographer: Raiatea Arcuri is a professional photographer majoring in business at UH Hilo. Visit his website at raiphoto.com.