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Traditional Hale Building Within Discovery Forest

March 21, 2016, 1:22 PM HST
* Updated March 21, 1:14 PM
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Hale Mala, the hale style selected for the Pa’naewa Zoo Discovery Forest. Hawai'i Forest Institute image.

Hale Mala, the hale style selected for the Pa’naewa Zoo Discovery Forest. Hawai’i Forest Institute image.

The Hawai’i Forest Institute’s Tradition Hawaiian Hale Building workshops continue on Saturday, March 26.

Participants will meet at the Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens, either at the front entrance or at the Discovery Forest, where the workshop will be conducted by Traditional Hale Builder Uncle Walter Wong from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Together, work will be conducted on the Hale Mala within the Zoo’s Discovery Forest.

It is highly suggested that participants wear closed toe shoes and bring a pocket knife, gloves, sunscreen, a refillable water bottle, and rain gear.

Those interested in more information should e-mail [email protected] or call 933-9411.

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