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Earth Day at PTA

April 18, 2016, 10:48 AM HST
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A rainbow arches over falling over the Pohakuloa Training Area during a during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 training exercise. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Reece E. Lodder.

A rainbow arches over falling over the Pohakuloa Training Area during a during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2010 training exercise. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Reece E. Lodder.

The United States Army Garrison – Pohakuloa will host an Earth Day celebration on April 22.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the public can visit PTA and participate in various activities, ranging from hands-on activities and educational displays to a virtual lava tube tour.

During the Earth Day event, the Army’s Natural Resources team will highlight the Army’s management of threatened and endangered species through various displays, games, and garden tours.

The garden tours will provide the opportunity to view some of the unique plants managed by PTA, like the spiny popolo, one of the few native spiked plants.

Biology and natural ecology talks are also on the schedule.

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Attendees of the free event will also have the opportunity to explore tools and technology used by Army archaeologists and try on some of the cave equipment before participating in a mock dig activity and a petroglyph learning experience.

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Army Fire and Emergency Services will also be set up with fire equipment, vehicles, and an exhibit on wildland fire prevention and suppression.

PTA visitors are required to show current photo identification at the main gate. Drivers must have a current license, registration, safety inspection, and proof of insurance.

Anyone planning on attending with a group of 10 or larger or who wishes to request special accommodations should call 969-2403.

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