“Even if you’re not part of a high-risk group, we all have friends and family that possibly are. Let’s do our part in preventing the spread of COVID-19.” -PSA from the UH Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.
The closure is being done as a health and safety measure as many other operations around the state and the world are conducting similar closures.
“We must balance the need to carry on our mission of delivering quality education and pursuing research activities without disruption, while safeguarding the health and wellbeing of faculty, staff and students.” -University of Hawaii Professional Assembly
The community event, organized by the Office of Maunakea Management, targets invasive plants that threaten native species at Hale Pōhaku, at the mid-level section of the mountain.
An article recently published in the online journal Nature Astronomy applauds the ability of ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center to intersect indigenous knowledge with astronomy.
Alex Bischer is in the professional master’s internship track of the tropical conservation biology and environmental science graduate program at UH Hilo. His palila work is designed to prepare him to actively contribute as a scientist in environmental and conservation fields.