Earth Day Fair at Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui

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Students in an Environmental Science class at Hawai‘i CC – Palamanui. Courtesy photo.

Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui will host “Earth Day Fair at Pālamanui” at the Kailua-Kona campus on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui is focusing on science, culture and conservation, and what better way to celebrate those themes than to bring the community to campus for Earth Day,” said Dr. Marty Fletcher, the director of Hawai‘i Community College – Pālamanui. “This event will have something for everyone, including hands-on activities led by students and a very engaging lineup of speakers.”

There will also be displays, a trash sculpture contest, a koa tree giveaway for those who help remove invasive fountain grass and opportunities to see the campus.


Attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui is launching a new Associate of Science in Natural Science degree in Fall 2017;  faculty will be at the event to talk about the new program and provide tours of the new science labs.

Hawai‘i CC – Pālamanui lecturer Dr. Richard Stevens will  lead an excursion to plant koa trees at the Maka‘ula O’oma Tract of the Honua‘ula Forest Reserve. Those who are interested should meet at the head of the Makahi Trail at the end of Makahi Street at 9:30 a.m. with a small digging tool and an extra bottle of water for their tree.


For more information about Earth Day Fair at Pālamanui, contact Christina Hoffman at [email protected].


  • Kyle Datta, Ulupono Initiative, will present “Food Sustainability”
  • Bruce Andersen, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources, will present “Coral Reef Bleaching Recovery Plan”
  • Karen Eoff, District 8 Council Member, County of Hawai‘i, will present “The Ahupua‘a System: Protecting Our Public Trust Resources”
  • Anthony Carrasco, Hawaii Water Service Co., will present “Waikoloa Resort Wastewater Treatment Plant and Water Well Manager for Makalei Golf Club/Huehue Ranch/Kukio Resort”
  • Kanaloa Octopus Farm representative


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