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Kahalu’u Bay Education Center Citizen Science Program

November 26, 2014, 4:52 PM HST
* Updated November 26, 4:53 PM
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Community members interested in learning about water quality, sampling, data interpretation, and a healthier environment are welcome to join the Kahalu’u Bay Education Center’s Citizen Science volunteer program. The program monitors and tracks environmental conditions at Kahalu’u Bay.

No prior experience or training is necessary for volunteers as training is provided by Kahalua’u Bay Education Center.

The next training will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Kahalu’u Beach Park, near the KBEC van.

Volunteers in the program collect samples weekly at sites within the Kahalu’u Bay area. Data collected aides in keeping track of the overall health of the bay, as well as helps to gain an overall understanding of how events like algae blooms impact water quality and the bay’s overall health. Understanding these things helps to be proactive in correcting problems before they impact the bay’s vibrant and colorful marine life.

Individuals interested in learning more, or signing up for training, may contact Rachel Silverman at [email protected] or call (808) 887-6411.

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The Kahalu’u Bay Education Center is a partnership between The Kohala Center and the County of Hawai’i. KBEC promotes environmental stewardship to ensure the bay remains a healthy and welcoming place for both residents and visitors.

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