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Puana Ka Ike: Brown shares stories of mo'o

Puana Ka Ike: Brown shares stories of mo’o

MEDIA RELEASE Marie Alohalani Brown offers an overview of the basic beliefs that structure Kanaka Maoli understanding of the mo‘o or reptilian water deities as depicted in the moÊ»olelo (stories) of our kupuna (elders) in an upcoming Puana Ka Ike lecture in Kona and an Eia Hawaii presentation in Hilo. Her free presentations are scheduled […]

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Hawaii Business magazine honors Big Island environmental and education nonprofit

The Kohala Center receives small business success award

Hawaii Business magazine honors Big Island environmental and education nonprofit

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Dryland forest symposium set for Feb. 24

Dryland forest symposium set for Feb. 24

MEDIA RELEASE The 2012 Nahelehele Dry Forest Symposium will highlight dryland forest ecology and restoration efforts in Hawaii. The symposium is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort. The 2012 conference will emphasize “Connections’ in Hawaiian dry forests — between the past and the present, people and the forest, uplands […]

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Scholarships for summer environmental science, engineering programs

Scholarships for summer environmental science, engineering programs

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center invites high school students to apply for scholarships to residential engineering and environmental science summer programs. These opportunities are offered in partnership with Cornell University, Brown University, and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). More information and application forms for all programs can be found at http://www.kohalacenter.org/scholarships/about.html, by calling […]

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Scholarship offered for environmental leadership program

Scholarship offered for environmental leadership program

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center and Brown University are offering a tuition scholarship for one Hawaii Island student to participate in the March 30-April 6 Brown Environmental Leadership Lab in Hawaii. Deadline for applications is Monday, Jan. 23. This national program integrates the development of leadership skills with opportunities for high school students to study […]

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Schools receive garden grants from The Kohala Center

Schools receive garden grants from The Kohala Center

MEDIA RELEASE Sixteen Big Island schools have received grants from The Kohala Center to support funding for garden educators, for curriculum development, and for garden supplies. The Kohala Center funding supports school garden programs at participating K-12 schools in order to improve the quality of food and agriculture sciences education in Hawaii. Recipients of The […]

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The Kohala Center: Message from Hamabata

The Kohala Center: Message from Hamabata

From Matt Hamabata, The Kohala Center executive director: As we celebrate the end of our first decade, The Kohala Center has much good news to share with you. We have begun to fill a vital niche in Hawaii by simply responding to the needs and wise advice of island residents. We have planted seeds across […]

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Kohala Center expands SNAP access to six farmers markets

Kohala Center expands SNAP access to six farmers markets

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center has received a one-year grant from the USDA to expand EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card access to six farmers markets on Hawaii Island, thus providing participants in federal nutrition assistance programs with greater access to nutritious food. This funding will allow the Center to expand SNAP EBT access to these […]

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Bird center, Kipuka Puaulu tour (Sept. 17)

Bird center, Kipuka Puaulu tour (Sept. 17)

* 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 The Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC), located in Volcano, is one of two centers operated by The Zoological Society of San Diego as part of the Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program. This program aims to aid endangered species at the landscape level, establishing self-sustaining populations of birds in […]

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Kohala Center receives funds for statewide Public Seed Initiative

Kohala Center receives funds for statewide Public Seed Initiative

MEDIA RELEASE The Kohala Center has received funding from the Ceres Trust for a statewide Public Seed Initiative designed to help Hawaii’s farmers and gardeners to select, grow, harvest, store, and improve seed varieties that will thrive in Hawaii. The Ceres Trust, whose name pays homage to the ancient Roman goddess of agriculture, has as […]

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La Ike Day at Kahaluu Bay (Aug. 13)

La Ike Day at Kahaluu Bay (Aug. 13)

* 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 Kahaluu Beach Park Main Pavilion We continue to work on cleaning up our beloved Kahaluu Beach Park after the devastating tsunami of March 11. Skilled rock wall builders as well as able-bodied, strong volunteers are needed to help finish the building of the safety wall at Waikuaaala pond and […]

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Hawaiian scholars awarded Mellon-Hawaii fellowships

Hawaiian scholars awarded Mellon-Hawaii fellowships

Special to Hawaii 24/7 by The Kohala Center Three of four scholars selected as 2011–2012 Mellon-Hawaii Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellows are from Hawaii Island. They are Larry Kimura, University of Hawaii at Hilo (UH Hilo) assistant professor, Renee Pualani Louis, Ph.D., Geography (2008), University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa), and Oiwi Parker Jones, Ph.D., […]

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Final report on Pelekane Bay restoration project

Final report on Pelekane Bay restoration project

MEDIA RELEASE Fencing and native plant restoration work on the Pelekane Bay Watershed Restoration Project, Phase One was officially completed in February 2011. This final report was the opportunity to analyze and reflect on all the work that was accomplished during the initial 18 month grant period. Compiling the report turned out to be a […]

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Energy-efficiency report targets under-served communities

Energy-efficiency report targets under-served communities

MEDIA RELEASE Recommendations on improving energy efficiency incentive programs for low-income households on Hawaii Island are available in a report now posted online. The report, “Energy Efficiency Strategies for Low-Income Communities on Hawaii Island,” by the Center for Industrial Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies was commissioned by the County of […]

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