PHOTOS & VIDEO: 2018 Hawaiʻi Community College & UH Hilo Earth Day Fair

It was a fun-filled day for hundreds of schoolchildren who learned about reforestation, the science of conservation, reef ecology, endangered species, permaculture, recycling and more.

CHILDREN LOOKING AT SEEDLINGS.The 30th annual Earth Day Fair took place on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo on April 20. The event is sponsored each year by UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College along with many federal, state, and local county agencies, nonprofit groups, and private organizations. Hundreds of schoolchildren enjoyed this year’s celebration that featured storytellers, face-painting, campus garden tours, papermaking, information-packed displays, hands-on fun with watercolors, microscopes, software, song, dance and more. The children went home with seedlings, other giveaways, and great memories, inspired to do their part to save the Earth.

Photos by Elijah Owens, click to enlarge.

ACTIVITIES

bOY AND gIRL DOING WATERCOLORS.

PAPERMAKING

GIRL SPONGING DOWN PAPERMAKING FRAME.

DISPLAYS

GIRL HOLDING LARGE CONCH SHELL.

ENTERTAINMENT

GROUP DANCING.

Photographer Elijah Owens (sophomore, geology) is an intern in the Office of the Chancellor.

-UH Hilo Stories