Events

During the year we participate in many outreach events. Come join us for a variety of educational activities, inspiring talks and hands-on fun! Check back periodically for updates.


January

  • Waimea Ocean Film Festival
    January 1 to 4, 2020
    in Waimea, at the Mauna Kea Resort and the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaiʻi
    January 5 to 8, 2020
    at the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai
    For more information, visit www.waimeaoceanfilm.org

  • Kauaʻi Ocean Discovery Center Grand Opening
    Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10:30 am to 3:00 pm
    at Kauaʻi Ocean Discovery
    at Kukui Grove Center
    3-2600 Kaumualii Highway, Lihuʻe, HI 96766
    For more information, see flyer

  • Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Leveraging 3D technology to protect and conserve coral reef ecosystems

    Come join us as we hear from John Burns, Ph. D. Assistant Professor - Marine Science Department, at UH Hilo, Affiliate Researcher for NOAA Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
    Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    This is a free event
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Please feel free to contact Clayton.Watkins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8184
    For more information, see flyer

February

  • A Monumental Celebration at the Waikīkī Aquarium to mark 10 years of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a World Heritage Site
    Waikīkī Aquarium, in collaboration with NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and other partners, is hosting an event to celebrate several significant milestones, including the inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Papahānaumokuākea is the first mixed UNESCO World Heritage site in the United States and the second World Heritage site in Hawai‘i. Festivities at Waikīkī Aquarium will include ocean education and sustainability activities featuring the islands and atolls of Papahānaumokuākea. Artist and special guest Patrick Ching will be on hand to unveil a new Papahānaumokuākea coloring book. Event entrance is included with regular Aquarium admission.
    Sunday, February 16, 2020, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    at the Waikīkī Aquarium
    2777 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815

    Other Upcoming Seminars being held in February at the Waikīkī Aquarium
    Feb. 4 • 3:30 – 4:30 pm • Dr. Robin Baird, Cascadia Research Collective • What studies in the main Hawaiian Islands can tell us about the whales and dolphins of Papahānaumokuākea
    Feb. 19 • 3:30 – 4:30 pm • Dr. Allison Sherwood, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa • Discoveries from the Deep: New Limu from Hawai‘i’s Mesophotic Reefs
    Seminars are free. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, register at https://waikikiaquarium.eventbrite.com
    For more information, please visit: https://waikikiaquarium.eventbrite.com
    View flyer

  • Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Protecting Seabirds on Midway Atoll

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be implementing the Midway Seabird Protection plan in 2020. This plan will protect the seabird population at Midway by removing invasive mice from Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. This removal is necessary to protect the largest colony of albatross in the world as well as 29 other species of birds that rely on Midway Atoll. On more than 500 other islands worldwide, similar invasive rodent removal campaigns successfully resulted in long-term benefits to native species and outweighed the limited, short-lived negative impacts from an eradication operation. This presentation by USFWS Superintendent for Papahānaumokuākea Jared Underwood, Ph.D. will discuss the project and the effort that it has taken to get to this point. Focus will be on the challenges associated with such a complex project and creative and innovative methods that have been developed to deal with these problems.
    Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    This is a free event
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Please feel free to contact Clayton.Watkins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8184
    For more information, see flyer

  • Presentation at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Park: Navigating Oceans of Change

    For the past 30 years, Glacier Bay National Park Wildlife Biologist Christine Gabriele has led the Park’s humpback whale population monitoring program in Southeast Alaska. In this slide program, she’ll share some of her findings and highlight the importance of long term studies in understanding our changing oceans.
    Thursday, February 27, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
    This is a free event
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Please feel free to contact Clayton.Watkins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8184
    For more information, see flyer

March


April


May

  • Manu o Kū Festival
    Saturday, May 16, 2020, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
    Iolani Palace Coronation Lawn
    For more information, visit manuokufestival.org

June

  • North Shore Ocean Fest (World Oceans Day)
    Saturday, June 6, 2020, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    at Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore Oʻahu

  • World Oceans Day Celebration
    Saturday, June 13, 2020, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Ko ʻOlina - Lagoon 4, Hawai‘i

July


August

  • Get Into Your Sanctuary Day
    TBD
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720

  • Bishop Museum Fall in Love with Science Discovery Day
    Sunday, August 16, 2020, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    at the Bishop Museum
    1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, HI 96817

September

  • Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference
    August 31 to September 3, 2020
    at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center

October


November


  • 11th Annual Hāna Limu Festival
    TBD
    Kapueokahi – Hāna Bay Beach Park, Maui

December