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Events Calendar - 2014

 

Check out the sanctuary's weekly presentations, outreach events and lectures. Entries are sorted by the days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday
Thursday Friday Saturday

 

Check out our special events that are happening throughout the state. Entries are sorted by month.

Mondays
 
Maui
45 Ton Whale Talk
Join our knowledgeable staff and volunteers as they present informative facts about humpback whales. Learn about their anatomy, behavior, why they make the journey from Alaska to Hawai’i and what they do while they are here. This presentation is great for all levels of humpback whale enthusiasts.
Place:  Whaler's Village Whaler's Museum, Kaanapali
Time:  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Contact:  Maui Sanctuary Office: 808-879-2818
 
 
Tuesdays
 
Maui
45 Ton Whale Talk
Join our knowledgeable Visitor Center Docents as they present informative facts about humpback whales. Learn about their anatomy, behavior, why they make the journey from Alaska to Hawaii and what they do while they are here. This presentation is great for all levels of humpback whale enthusiasts.
Place:  Sanctuary Learning Center, Kihei
Time:  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Contact:  Maui Sanctuary Office: 808-879-2818
 
 
 
Maui
45 Ton Whale Talk
Join our knowledgeable Visitor Center Docents as they present informative facts about humpback whales. Learn about their anatomy, behavior, why they make the journey from Alaska to Hawaii and what they do while they are here. This presentation is great for all levels of humpback whale enthusiasts.
Place:  Old Lahaina Courthouse Visitor Center Theater, Lahaina
Time:  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Contact:  Maui Sanctuary Office: 808-879-2818
 
Wednesdays
 
Maui
45 Ton Whale Talk
Join our knowledgeable staff and volunteers as they present informative facts about humpback whales. Learn about their anatomy, behavior, why they make the journey from Alaska to Hawai’i and what they do while they are here. This presentation is great for all levels of humpback whale enthusiasts.
Place:  Whaler's Village Whaler's Museum, Kaanapali
Time:  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Contact:  Maui Sanctuary Office: 808-879-2818
 
Thursdays
 
Maui
45 Ton Whale Talk
Join our knowledgeable Visitor Center Docents as they present informative facts about humpback whales. Learn about their anatomy, behavior, why they make the journey from Alaska to Hawai’i and what they do while they are here. This presentation is great for all levels of humpback whale enthusiasts.
Place:  Sanctuary Learning Center, Kihei
Time:  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Contact:  Maui Sanctuary Office: 808-879-2818
 
Fridays
 
Maui
45 Ton Whale Talk
Join our knowledgeable staff and volunteers as they present informative facts about humpback whales. Learn about their anatomy, behavior, why they make the journey from Alaska to Hawai’i and what they do while they are here. This presentation is great for all levels of humpback whale enthusiasts.
Place:  Whaler's Village Whaler's Museum, Kaanapali
Time:  11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Contact:  Maui Sanctuary Office: 808-879-2818
 
 
Saturdays
 
 
 
January
 
Saturday, 4th
O`ahu,

Sanctuary Ocean Count Site Leader Training ~ Oahu

The sanctuary will train Ocean Count Site Leaders on Oahu to get ready for the three upcoming counts.

Place:  Sanctuary Conference Room, Hawaii Kai, Honolulu

Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Contact: Sanctuary Ocean Count phone 808-268-3087

Saturday, 11th
Hawai`i

Sanctuary Ocean Count Site Leader Training ~ Hilo

The sanctuary will train Ocean Count Site Leaders on Hawaiʻi Island to get ready for the three upcoming counts.

Place:  Mokupapapa Discovery Center, Hilo, Hawaiʻi

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact: Sanctuary Ocean Count phone 808-268-3087

Saturday, 11th
O`ahu

Teacher Workshop and Free Whale Watch Cruise "Humpback Whales 101"

Teachers Grade 3-12 are invited to sign-up for this fun workshop. There are only 45 spots available, and only registered participants will be able to participate. Please contact Patty Miller at Patty.Miller@noaa.gov to sign up and for more information

Place:  On board of the Navatek, ship departs from Aloha Tower, Pier #6, Honolulu

Time: 7:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Contact: Patty Miller, 808-397-2651 ext 258

Sunday, 12th
Hawai`i

Sanctuary Ocean Count Site Leader Training ~ Kona

The sanctuary will train Ocean Count Site Leaders on Hawaiʻi Island to get ready for the three upcoming counts.

Place:  Jack's Diving Locker, 75-5813 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Contact: Sanctuary Ocean Count phone 808-268-3087

Saturday, 18th
Kaua`i
 

Ocean Count Volunteer Training **for Kaua‘i volunteers**

Ocean Count volunteers who have not taken Ocean Count training with Jean Souza in the past years, are required to attend this session. If you have attend a training before, you are welcome to participate in a refresher course. Choose one of the trainings in either January, February, or March 2014.

Place:  King Kaumualii Elementary School cafeteria, 4380 Hanamaulu Road, Hanamaulu, Kauai, Hawaii 96715

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Contact:  Kaua‘i Sanctuary Office: 808-246-2860

 
 
 

Saturday, 25th

Hawai`i, O`ahu, Kaua`i

 

Sanctuary Ocean Count

Count humpback whales and record their behaviors from various shore sites around the islands. This activity also takes place the last Saturday in February and March - Register Now!

Place:  Various Sites Throughout the Islands of O`ahu, Hawai`i, and Kaua`i

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m

Contact: Register onlineblankor call 808-397-2651 ext. 253.

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February is Humpback Whale Month!
Tuesday, 4th
Kaua`i
 

Cultural Respect & Community Involvement - Fogava'a e tasi i Amerika Samoa

This multi-media presentation and talk story will feature two key individuals who, with the community, developed a new direction for the national marine sanctuary in American Samoa. Gene Brighouse is the Superintendent for the National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, and High Talking Chief Atuatasi Lelei Peau served as the Deputy Director of the American Samoa Department of Commerce during the sanctuary expansion.

Learn how territorial co-managers and sanctuary staff developed an effective village/community protocol and engaged villages, resulting in the formation of the largest of the 13 national marine sanctuaries in the U.S.

Place:  King Kaumualii Elementary School cafeteria, 4380 Hanamaulu Road, Hanamaulu, Kauai, Hawaii 96715

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  Kaua‘i Sanctuary Office: 808-246-2860

 
 
 
Saturday, 8th
O`ahu
 

Welcome The Whales Family Event

The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Turtle Bay Resort and the North Shore Ocean Coalition will host a public family day event "Welcome the Whales" at Turtle Bay Resort on Saturday, February 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Scientists from NOAA and the University of Hawai'i will host education booths with children's activities, family oriented lectures, an award winning video about humpback whales, and special guided nature walks. Na Kama Kai Youth Clinic will feature children's paddle board and canoe paddling sessions. Hawaiian story-telling and entertainment will be provided by Lopaka Brown and Keiki hula groups.

Place:  Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku 96731

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Contact:  Oahu Sanctuary office, Patty Miller, 808-223-8364

 
 
 
Saturday, 8th
Kaua`i
 

Ocean Count Volunteer Training **for Kaua‘i volunteers**

Ocean Count volunteers who have not taken Ocean Count training with Jean Souza in the past years, are required to attend this session. If you have attend a training before, you are welcome to participate in a refresher course. Choose one of the trainings in either January, February, or March 2014.

Place:  King Kaumualii Elementary School cafeteria, 4380 Hanamaulu Road, Hanamaulu, Kauai, Hawaii 96715

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Contact:  Kaua‘i Sanctuary Office: 808-246-2860

 
 
Thursday, 13th
Maui
 

Satellite tagging study off Maui Nui: Movements of pilot whales, bottlenose dolphins and other species

Robin Baird is a research biologist with Cascadia Research Collective, a non-profit research and education organization based in Olympia, Washington. Since 1999, Robin has worked with toothed whales and dolphins in Hawaiʻi, including studies on all species of toothed whales (odontocetes) and dolphins in Hawaiian waters. This work has involved long-term photo-identification studies and has expanded to include satellite tagging, with over 180 tags deployed on 10 different species. Robin will share results from the first satellite tagging study of toothed whales around the waters of Maui Nui.

Place:  Sanctuary Conference Room, Kihei, Maui

Time:  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  Maui Sanctuary Office: 808-879-2818

 
 
 
Saturday, 15th
Kaua`i
 

Ocean Count Volunteer Training **for Kaua‘i volunteers**

Ocean Count volunteers who have not taken Ocean Count training with Jean Souza in the past years, are required to attend this session. If you have attend a training before, you are welcome to participate in a refresher course. Choose one of the trainings in either January, February, or March 2014.

Place:  Kilauea Neighborhood Center classroom, 2460 Keneke Street, Kilauea, Kauai, Hawaii 96754

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Contact:  Kaua‘i Sanctuary Office: 808-246-2860

 
Wednesday, 19th
Maui
 

Volunteer Vacation or Staycation - Perpetuating Maui's Health and Your Own

Hannah Bernard and Uncle Oliver Dukelow will present their exciting collaborative project that introduces and involves visitors and residents in traditional taro and fish farming. Their Traditional Taro and Fish Farming Project brings volunteers into Maui's mountain rain forest to learn about traditional taro and fish farming practices. Volunteers visit Uncle Oliver and Auntie Valerie Dukelow's remote and "off the grid" farm where they practice traditional management and land-use practices. Hannah is the President and co-founder of Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fund. She is an award-winning marine biologist with 30 years of experience in conducting research, education and community outreach programs on marine life. She also teaches Marine Naturalist Training through UH Maui College. Oliver Dukelow is a lifelong community organizer, Hawaiian cultural practitioner, hunter, fisherman and taro farmer. At his farm in Kahakaloa, he has hosted youth from area schools and clubs, numerous halau and church groups, and is a Resource Specialist for Ke Kahua in Waiehu.

Place:  Sanctuary Conference Room, Kihei, Maui

Time:  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  Maui Sanctuary Office: 808-879-2818

 
 
 

Saturday, 22nd

Hawai`i, O`ahu, Kaua`i

 

Sanctuary Ocean Count

Count humpback whales and record their behaviors from various shore sites around the islands. This activity also takes place the last Saturday in February and March - Register Now!

Place:  Various Sites Throughout the Islands of O`ahu, Hawai`i, and Kaua`i

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m

Contact: Register onlineblankor call 808-397-2651 ext. 253.

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March
Saturday, 22nd
Kaua`i
 

Ocean Count Volunteer Training **for Kaua‘i volunteers**

Ocean Count volunteers who have not taken Ocean Count training with Jean Souza in the past years, are required to attend this session. If you have attend a training before, you are welcome to participate in a refresher course. Choose one of the trainings in either January, February, or March 2014.

Place:  King Kaumualii Elementary School cafeteria, 4380 Hanamaulu Road, Hanamaulu, Kauai, Hawaii 96715

Time:  9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Contact:  Kaua‘i Sanctuary Office: 808-246-2860

 
 

Saturday, 29th

Hawai`i, O`ahu, Kaua`i

 

Sanctuary Ocean Count

Count humpback whales and record their behaviors from various shore sites around the islands. This activity also takes place the last Saturday in February and March - Register Now!

Place:  Various Sites Throughout the Islands of O`ahu, Hawai`i, and Kaua`i

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m

Contact: Register onlineblankor call 808-397-2651 ext. 253.

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April
Thursday, 3rd
Maui
 

Hawaiian Moon Calendar Workshop

Join the sanctuary for a free Hawaiian Moon Calendar Workshop provided by Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument's Kauaʻi Programs Outreach Coordinator Yumi Yasutake. Yumi will be teaching participants techniques in determining fish spawning cycles.

Place:  Sanctuary Conference Room, Kihei, Maui

Time:  10:00 a.m.

Contact:  Maui Sanctuary Office: 808-879-2818

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May
Tuesday&Wednesday, 13th&14th
O`ahu
 

Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage - Keynote Presentations

As part of the Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage, the public is invited to attend two keynote presentations. Dr. James Delgado, Director of NOAA's Maritime Heritage Program will present on "The Pacific as a Maritime Cultural Landscape" and Professor Sayan Praicharnjit from the Department of Community Development, Faculty of Social Administration, in Bangkok, Thailand, will present on "The Community Archaeology Process as a Means Towards Sustainable Management of Maritime Cultural Heritage; a Proposal to Thailand and Other Countries".

Place:  University of Hawaii Campus Center Ballroom

Time:  Tues, 9:15-10:15 a.m. and Weds, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Contact:  Oahu Sanctuary office, 808-725-5907

 
 
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June

Saturday, 7th

O`ahu

 

North Shore Ocean Fest at Turtle Bay Resort

Join the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition for a day of education, entertainment, ocean and beach activities, a lecture series, children's art wall, a student video contest and much more. For more information go to http://northshoreoceanfest.comexit sign

Place: Turtle Bay Resort

Time:  12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Contact: Oahu Sanctuary Office:  808-725-5914

Wednesday, 18th

Kaua`i

 

Free Lecture: Hanalei to Haʻena Disaster Resilience Planning... Are We Prepared?

Makaʻala Kaʻaumoana, Executive Director of the Hanalei Watershed Hui, will describe the planning process for a Disaster Resilience Plan for the North Shore of Kauaʻi. Community resilience is the ability of communities to withstand and recover from disasters, and to learn from past disasters to strengthen future response and recovery efforts.

Place:  Princeville Public Library, 4343 Emmalani Drive, Princeville, HI 96722

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Contact:  Kaua‘i Sanctuary Office: 808-246-2860

Saturday, 21st

Kaua`i

 

Free Workshop: Hanalei to Haʻena Disaster Resilience Planning... Are We Prepared?

This workshop is intended to encourage learning more about disaster resilience planning and the north shore of Kauaʻi. Newly updated maps of the north shore tsunami inundation zones and the moku (district) boundaries will be available for viewing.

Place:  Princeville Public Library, 4343 Emmalani Drive, Princeville, HI 96722

Time:  10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Contact:  Kaua‘i Sanctuary Office: 808-246-2860

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July

Saturday, 19th

O`ahu

 

Sanctuary Classic Fishing Fair

Join us for the Sanctuary Classic Fishing Fair coinciding with the Annual Keiki Fishing Tournament. The Sanctuary Classic fishing photo contest and Pono Fishing Practices will be promoted through various fun hands-on activities. Many partners will join us to provide great learning opportunities for the entire family.

Place: Maunalua Bay Boat Ramp (adjacent to restrooms)

Time:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Contact: Oahu Sanctuary Office:  808-725-5902

Wednesday, 23rd
Maui
 

Maui Lecture Series: The Kāʻonoʻulu Story - One thousand years of history

Join us for a historical slide show and community talk story focusing on the colorful history of one of South Maui's most culturally important traditional settlements areas, Kāʻonoʻulu ahupuaʻa. The slide show will be facilitated by local historical researchers, Lucienne de Naie and Daniel Kanahele. Lucienne works as freelance journalist, grant writer and historical researcher and serves on many local non-profit boards. The place name Kāʻonoʻulu today is best known as the name of an upcountry famous ranch. It is also used as another name for South Maui's best known fishpond ("Kalepolepo or Kōʻieʻie fishpond") in front of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. The Kāʻonoʻulu area once had its own post office (1856-1875) and was an important trading center during kingdom days. Its traditional history is linked to many of Maui's great chiefs and the legendary Menehune and spans nearly a millennium. Enjoy an illustrated slide show of the historical and cultural sites that still remain to tell the Kāʻonoʻulu story.

Place:  Sanctuary Conference Room, Kihei, Maui

Time:  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Contact:  Maui Sanctuary Office: 808-879-2818

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