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.


  • 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