Kolea Experts at Volcano Art Center

March 13, 2017, 9:10 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 4:55 PM
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Male Kolea with chick. Photo courtesy of Wally Johnson.

The Authors of Hawaiʻi’s Kolea, the Amazing Transpacific Life of the Pacific Golden-Plover will discuss their extensive knowledge of their bird during a free presentation at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus on Thursday, March 16, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Susan Scott and Oscar “Wally” Johnson co-authored the text, featuring photographs and illustrations by Johnson. Scott has written a weekly column on ocean life for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that often references the Kolea while generating significant interest. Johnson is described as a world expert on Pacific Golden-Plovers and has studied them since 1979.  

Their presentation is part of a monthly Thursday night series at the VAC focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and the environment. The VAC hopes to inspire and enhance a community appreciation for art and life experience, while fostering new connections. The event is free of charge, and donations are welcome to support future events.

VAC’s Niaulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road in Volcano Village.

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