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HFI to Hold ‘Hawaiian Hale Building’ Workshop

May 5, 2015, 10:20 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:28 PM
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The Hawai’i Forest Institute will be at the Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens on Saturday, May 16 for a traditional Hawaiian hale building workshop.

During the workshop, participants will use materials from the ‘aina surrounding Pana’ewa to learn about the Hawaiian skill of traditional hale building as they construct one at the zoo.

Cost of the workshop is $5 and will help cover the cost of lunch and drinks.

With the launch of HFI’s “MAHALO ‘AINA: Give Back to the Forest” Initiative, forest restoration throughout the state has been supported, including the Pana’ewa Zoo Discovery Forest, Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Discovery Forest, Hawai’i Island Seed Bank, ‘Aina Mauna Christmas Tree Demonstration Project, MAHALO ‘Aina HPR Radio Series, Hawai’i’s Woodshow Guild, native forest restoration and education at several dryland forest sites in West Hawai’i, and many others.

HFI’s mission is to promote the health and productivity of Hawai’i’s forests through forest restoration, educational programs, information dissemination, and support for scientific research.

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Interested participants should RSVP through e-mail at [email protected] or call 933-9411. Space is limited.

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