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.
“UH Hilo now joins a number of businesses and organizations working together to transform Hilo into a Blue Zones community by adopting healthy best practices.”—Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai
The “Soul Food 4 Though” performance event was part of Black History Month in February.
Every year at Relay for Life, teams and individuals rally for twelve hours as a representation that the battle with cancer never rests.
David Arakawa is currently measuring gene sequences across a diverse set of avian species. He’ll be continuing his work as a graduate student this fall in the Tropical Conservation and Environmental Science program at UH Hilo.
The discussion, part of an annual UH conference on sustainability, was led by Hawaiian cultural practitioners, a research scientist, and a land manager.
The highlight of the festival was a lion dance, the first ever performed at the annual event.