Earth And Ocean Festival Saturday

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The Earth and Ocean Festival presented annually by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce will be held this Saturday, April 12, at a new location, the Makaeo Pavilion at the Old Kona Airport Park in Kailua-Kona.

The Chamber sponsors the event to “showcase the unique treasures of Hawai`i for the community by highlighting traditional Hawaiian cultural practices, ocean stewardship and conservation,” said a Chamber release.

There will be booths, hands-on activities, presentations, entertainment and five new educational tours: Kona Cloud Forest Sanctuary, Experience NELHA, Royal Footsteps, and Along the Kona Coast — each costing $10. Coral Reefs and Tidepools, and Makaeo Walking Path Morning Walk are both free.

Presentations scheduled throughout the day:
10:30 a.m.: Global Manta Update by Keller Laros, Manta Pacific Research Foundation
11:30 a.m.: The Rain Follows Forest by Emma Yuen, Division Forestry & Wildlife, Department of Land and Natural Resources
12:30 p.m.: Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris and its Impact on Hawai‘i by Hawane Rios
1:30 p.m.: The Climate Reality Project by Susan Cox, Climate Reality Project


On the indoor stage:
10 a.m.: Green Power Girl and the Green Power Super Heroes
11 a.m.: Hula Halau Kalaniumi A Liloa and Na Kupuna O Kohala
Noon: Talk Story with Aunty Maile Spencer Napoleon
12:45 p.m.: Hula Halau O Kukui Aloha O Kohala
1:30 p.m.: The Hiccup Circus
2 p.m.: Sahra Indio aka Aunty Reggae performs “Recycle Hawaii” song
2:30 p.m.: Hawane Rios
3 p.m.: Na Hoku Hanohano winner Weldon Kekauoha

Call 329-1758 or visit the festival web site for information.


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