Community Events Calendar

Presentations take place in the Education Center Alcove of the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, beginning at 3:00 p.m. every Sunday afternoon. For directions click here.

Public parking is $1.00/vehicle. Admittance to the lecture presentation will begin at 2:45 p.m. outside the entrance to the Education Center by the benches. Those who are attending the lecture presentation ONLY and are admitted at this time by the Education staff will bypass the admission window. Please do not arrive earlier than 2:45 p.m. Patrons attending ONLY the Educational Lecture will be given a special red "Hawaii Sea Grant" hand stamp that will allow access into the education alcove for the lecture but no access to the beach itself. The lecture will begin promptly at 3 p.m.

Please note: anyone who wishes to go to the beach before the lecture, will be processed through the regular admission line and shall pay the admission fee of $7.50 (if you are not a Hawaii resident). These education programs are supported and funded by the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.

We appreciate your continuing interest and support!


September 2015 - Science and Pacific Maritime Heritage

6 September

Name: Hans Van Tilburg, NOAA

Talk Title: "Giants in the Dark: the Japanese Sentoku and Other Deepwater Discoveries off Oahu's South Shore"

 13 September

Name:  Don Froning, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Talk Title: "MAST 2015: The Kaneohe Bay PBY-5 Revisited"

20 September

Name: Kelly Keogh, NOAA
Talk Title:  "A Final Resting Spot in the Pacific: Exploration, Discovery and Sharing the Story of the Whaleship Two Brothers lost at French Frigate Shoals"

27 September

Name: Suzanne Finney, University of Hawai‘i at West O‘ahu

Talk Title: "Pacific Whaling and the Civil War: The Sesquicentennial of the CSS Shenandoah Voyage"


October 2015 - Science and The Hawaiian Monk Seal

4 October

Name: Chad Yoshinaga, NOAA

Talk Title: “Risk and reward: Field camp tales of the hazards and triumphs encountered in NWHI monk seal research”

 11 October

Name:  Charles Littnan, NOAA

Talk Title: “Conservation drones:  How unmanned aerial systems are helping to understand and protect marine mammals” 

18 October

Name: Mark Sullivan, NOAA
Talk Title: “#MonkSeal: Social media and how its helping monk seal conservation”

25 October

Name: Stacie Robinson, NOAA

Talk Title: “Monk seal whispering: Using behavioral conditioning to train endangered animals to avoid dangerous situations”


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