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

  • Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    What’s it like to be a SCUBA Diver?

    Thursday, January 18, 2018, 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

  • Craft Night at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Kiln the Whale!

    Thursday, February 22, 2018, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Sessions at 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Come color and glaze a custom created clay whale figurine at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center. February is Humpback Whale month in Hawaiʻi and we are celebrating with the first monthly family craft night, in partnership with our friends from Kilauea Pottery. If you come each month, by the end of the year you will have 12 figurines to make a hanging mobile, tree ornaments, or gifts just in time for Christmas!
    $10.00 per whale
    Please preregister and prepay at Kilauea Pottery, phone 731-6614 or visit them at 46 Waianuenue Ave.
    Please feel free to contact Clayton.Watkins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8184
    For more information, see flyer

  • Makapuʻu Beach Cleanup with Plastic Free Hawaii
    Saturday, Februrary 24, 2018
    Check-in: 8:30 am
    Cleanup: 9:00 - 11:00 am
    Spot Whales: 11:00 am - noon
    at Makapuʻu Beach Park
    41-401 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo, HI
    For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/2002769390010703/

March

  • Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Return to the Wild: an update on ‘Alalā reintroduction efforts

    Thursday, March 15, 2018, 5:30 pm to 6:30 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

  • Bishop Museum Fall in Love with Science
    Sunday, March 18, 2018, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    at the Bishop Museum
    1525 Bernice St, Honolulu, HI 96817

  • Craft Night at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Thursday, March 22, 2018, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Sessions every half hour until 5:30 pm
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Come color and glaze a custom clay figurine of a new deep-reef Butterflyfish species found in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Sign up early due to a limited supply of figurines.
    $10.00 per figurine
    Please preregister and prepay at Kilauea Pottery, phone 731-6614 or visit them at 46 Waianuenue Ave.
    Please feel free to contact Clayton.Watkins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8184
    For more information, see flyer

April

  • The Rama Exhibition Grand Opening in Hilo
    Informal Opening: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Opening is free
    Exhibition runs through the month of April
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    The Rama Exhibition takes visitors on a journey to feel whatʻs happening to life on Earth, and why it is essential to preserve it. Painted over the course of five years by Rama the Elephant at the Oregon Zoo, and detailed over eleven years by Waimea eco-cultural and conservation artist Calley O’Neill, the interspecies paintings feature endangered and threatened wildlife from around the world with a focus on Hawaiian species and ecosystems.
    Please feel free to contact Andy.Collins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8181
    For more information, see flyer

  • Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Hōkūle‘a World Wide Voyage, and the Polynesian Voyaging Renaissance

    Thursday, April 19, 2018, 5:30 pm to 6:30 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

  • Molokaʻi Earth Day
    Friday, April 20, 2018, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    at Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai

  • Mauka to Makai (Earth Day) 
    Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    at the Waikīkī Aquarium
    2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
    For more information, visit http://www.waikikiaquarium.org/interact/annual-events/mauka-to-makai-earth-day/

  • Craft Night at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Sessions every half hour until 5:30 pm
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    This month we will be glazing a custom clay ornament of a voyaging seascape. We are celebrating Hōkūle‘a and the Mālama Honua World Wide Voyage. Come paint and learn about this historic voyage, the people and the wa‘a that made the trip. Sign up early due to a limited supply of ornaments.
    $10.00 per figurine
    Please preregister and prepay at Kilauea Pottery, phone 731-6614 or visit them at 46 Waianuenue Ave.
    Please feel free to contact Clayton.Watkins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8184
    For more information, see flyer

May

  • May Day by the Bay
    Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    at the Waiʻoli Beach Park, Heʻe Road, on the bay in Hanalei, Kauaʻi

  • Manu o Kū Festival
    Saturday, May 12, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    at the Honolulu Zoo
    151 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815

  • Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Creating the Rama Exhibition at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center

    Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5:30 pm to 6:30 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

  • Craft Night at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
    Sessions every half hour until 6:00 pm
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    This month we will be glazing a custom clay ornament of a tiger shark. Sharks worldwide are threatened, and Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument provides one of the last sanctuaries for these majestic animals. Coral reefs depend upon a healthy shark population. Sign up early due to a limited supply of ornaments.
    $12.00 per ornament
    Please preregister and prepay at Kīlauea Pottery, phone 731-6614 or visit them at 46 Waianuenue Ave.
    Please feel free to contact Clayton.Watkins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8184
    For more information, see flyer

June

  • North Shore Ocean Fest (World Oceans Day)
    Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
    at Turtle Bay Resort, North Shore Oʻahu

  • Outrigger Resorts OZONE Day
    Sunday, June 3, 2018, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
    at the Waikīkī Aquarium
    2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
    Enjoy a fun-filled event with activities for the whole family, including live Hawaiian music from 11am-1pm, educational exhibits, games, prizes, and more!

  • World Oceans Day Celebration
    Sunday, June 10, 2018, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    at Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai‘i

  • Papahānaumokuākea Song and Paint Along
    Sunday, June 10, 2018, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    at the Waikīkī Aquarium
    2777 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
    Learn to sing the new Papahānaumokuākea song and paint your favorite sea creatures with artist and song writer Patrick Ching.
    Ukulele song sessions led by various song leaders at 11am, 12noon and 1pm.
    Learn more and download the song for FREE at www.PapahanaumokuakeaSong.com

  • Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    A Look Back at NOAA Science And Research in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands from the 1970's to Today
    Dr. Michael Seki - Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Director

    Thursday, June 21, 2018, 5:30 pm to 6:30 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

  • Craft Night at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Thursday, June 28, 2018, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
    Sessions every half hour until 6:00 pm
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Mokupāpapa Discovery Center and our friends at Kīlauea Pottery present our series of monthly family craft nights. This month we will be glazing a custom clay figurine of a monk seal and pup. Hawaiian monk seals are found only in Hawai‘i. Most of them live in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. While monk seals are still critically endangered, recovery efforts by NOAA and other partners are bringing this unique animal back from the brink of extinction. Sign up early due to a limited supply of figurines.
    $12.00 per ornament
    Please preregister online at kilaueapottery.com, phone 731-6614 or visit them at 46 Waianuenue Ave.
    Please feel free to contact Clayton.Watkins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8184
    For more information, see flyer

July

  • Third Thursday By the Bay Presentation Series at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

    Thursday, July 19, 2018, 5:30 pm to 6:30 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

  • Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference
    July 24 to 26, 2018
    at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center

  • Craft Night at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Thursday, July 26, 2018, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
    Sessions every half hour until 6:00 pm
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Mokupāpapa Discovery Center and our friends at Kilauea Pottery present our series of monthly family craft nights. This month we will be color glazing a custom clay figurine of a Honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle). We are going to be learning about these beautiful and graceful but endangered creatures which 90% of them lay their eggs in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Sign up early due to a limited supply of figurines.
    $12.00 per figurine
    Please preregister online at kilaueapottery.com, or call 731-6614, or visit them at 46 Waianuenue Ave.
    Please feel free to contact Clayton.Watkins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8184
    For more information, see flyer

August

  • Get Into Your Sanctuary Day at Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
    at the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
    76 Kamehameha Avenue, Hilo, HI 96720
    Join the fun by helping to build a coral reef with clay, explore a 3D coral reef model with NOAA Coral Program partners, and more.
    Screening of the movie "Chasing Coral" at noon
    Kilauea Eruption updates by Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Rangers at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm
    For more information, contact Andy.Collins@noaa.gov or call (808) 933-8180
    Admission is free
    See flyer

September


October


November

  • Symposium on Science in Support of Archipelagic Management
    November 19 to 20, 2018
    Registration Details TBD
    Ala Moana Hotel
    410 Atkinson Dr, Honolulu, HI 96814
    For more information please contact: symposium.2018@noaa.gov

  • 10th Annual Hāna Limu Festival
    TBD, 10:00 am to 3:30 pm
    at Kapueokahi – Hāna Bay Beach Park, Maui