Pōhakuloa Training Area to Hold Earth Day Celebration

April 16, 2017, 10:30 AM HST
* Updated April 17, 4:57 PM
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The U.S. Army Garrison-Pōhakuloa Training Area invites the public to come celebrate Earth Day at PTA on Thursday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The event will include 10 separate stations with multiple hands-on activities, educational displays, informative briefings and live demonstrations at each station.

This year’s event will be highlighted by new additions by community partners, the Blue Planet Foundation and the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (

PISCES interplanetary rover and crew. PTA photo.

) Project, which will exhibit alternative energy options, an interplanetary rover and developments in robotics.


Other attractions from previous Earth Day events will return.


PTA’s Natural Resources team will showcase its management of threatened and endangered species with interactive displays and games.

Garden tours will include rare plants, such as Solanum incompletum, one of Hawai‘i’s few spiked plants.

The Cultural Resources team will share and show how it manages and preserves cultural resources.


Visitors can take a virtual lava tube habitation site tour, enjoy an interactive cave presentation or participate in a hands-on petroglyph activity.

Other informative displays complete the experience.

PTA’s Fire and Emergency Services will exhibit its firefighting equipment, specialized vehicles and an interactive exhibit on wildland fire prevention and suppression.

The recycling, upcycling and ecology-oriented hands-on demonstrations will also return this year.

This event is open to the public. Visitors must show current photo identification at the main gate.

To best enjoy Earth Day at PTA,  visitors may want to bring a lunch. Water will be freely available, but other options for food and beverages at PTA are limited and must be purchased.

For groups of 10 or more, for questions or concerns, or for assistance with special accommodations, contact the U.S. Army Garrison- Pōhakuloa Public Affairs Officer Eric Hamilton, at (808) 969-2411 or (808) 824-1474 (cell), or via email to [email protected].


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