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

  • NOAA Live! Webinar Series
    Born is the Coral Polyp, A Creation Story from Hawaiʻi with Malia K. Evans
    Wednesday, January 5, 2022, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. HST
    Speaker: Malia K. Evans, Education and Native Hawaiian Outreach Specialist at Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
    Emerging from the deep darkness was the tiny coral polyp, the first life form born in the Kumulipo, a Hawaiian creation story. The 2,100 line chant establishes and reaffirms the family relationships Native Hawaiians maintain to the natural environment, to each other and to our oldest ancestor the coral polyp. This presentation and hands-on activity will explore this sacred origin story as we deepen our understanding of Native Hawaiian oral traditions, basic coral polyp anatomy and the practice of mālama 'āina, to care for and respect the natural world around us.
    ACTIVITY DURING THE WEBINAR: We will be making our own coral polyp art during the webinar. To prepare, click here for instructions and a full materials list!
    Register for free webinar

  • Reserve Advisory Council Meeting
    Wednesday, January 12, 2022, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. HST
    For more information, visit here.

  • National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series | Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Luna Kekoa from Division of Aquatic Resources about State of Hawaiʻi Holomua: Marine 30×30 Initiative
    Thursday, January 20, 2022, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. HST
    Register for free webinar

February

  • National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series | Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Dr. Huihui Kanahele-Mossman, Building Relationships to Papahānaumokuākea through Kānaka ‘Ōiwi (Native Hawaiian) Oral Traditions Initiative
    Thursday, February 17, 2022, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. HST
    Register for free webinar

  • National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series
    Justin Umholtz, Inspire your students to dive in as coral scientists-in-training! Introducing the Coral Check-up Lesson Series
    Thursday, February 24, 2022, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. HST
    Register for free webinar

March

  • National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series | Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Dr. Beth Orcutt, Living Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Microbes in the Deep Sea and Potential Impacts of Deep-sea Mining
    Thursday, March 17, 2022, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. HST
    Register for free webinar

April

  • National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series | Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Dr. Jeff Drazen, The Connections Between Deep-sea Mining, the Monuments and Fisheries
    Thursday, April 21, 2022, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. HST
    Register for free webinar

May

  • National Marine Sanctuaries Webinar Series | Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Marlies Tumolo, Mission: Iconic Reefs - An Ambitious Plan to Restore 7 Sites in the Florida Keys
    Thursday, May 19, 2022, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. HST
    Register for free webinar

June

  • 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway Ceremony
    Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. HST
    National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawai‘i
    To RSVP, email battleofmidway80@gmail.com.