UH Hilo has been analyzing lava flow samples from Kīlauea since 2013 but the composition barely changed. Then came May 2018 and a dramatic change.
UH Hilo professors, scientists and students are providing valuable expertise and resources on multiple fronts, helping government officials assess the hazards to the public and its personnel, and decide where and how to respond.
“Adopt–a–Beehive with Alan Wong” program recognizes students, donors.
Crew members gave presentations, canoe tours, and shared wayfinding lore and lessons learned from the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. UH Hilo co-sponsored an educational expo featuring programs that promote “mālama honua” or care for the planet.
The event was chock-full of fun interactive displays about conservation and preservation activity on Hawai‘i island and showcased local employment opportunities.
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.
The report contains comments from a diverse cross section of the Hawai‘i Island community addressing meaning, challenges, and the future of Maunakea.
Students from the Maunakea Scholars program competed to win observation time on telescopes.
The UH Hilo Office of Equal Opportunity has a new program called Confidential Advocacy and Prevention Education (CAPE), which focuses on strengthening resources, awareness and preventative measures about sexual harassment and assault.
Donations via UH Hilo will be given to The Food Basket to help fight hunger on Hawaiʻi Island.