Tuesday, July 24th
Community Movie Night
Aloha, E Komo Mai!
Conference attendees are invited to Community Movie Night at the 25th annual Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference! We will be showing three short films, with time for discussion after each film. Pūpū will be served, no-host cash bar.
Location: Room 316B/C
Wednesday, July 25th
Invite your friends and family to come to the Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference during the Public Afternoon!
From 12:00pm to 5:30pm, all sessions, posters, and exhibition will be open to the public. Here is a sample of events for that day:
SAVING ʻŌHIʻA – HAWAIʻI’S SACRED TREE
12PM, ROOM 316 B/C
A short documentary film about the island’s most dominant tree species, ʻōhiʻa (Metrosideros polymorpha), and the current threat of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) that is impacting thousands of acres of forest on Hawaii Island and has recently been detected on Kauai.
RAPID ʻŌHIʻA DEATH SYMPOSIUM
1PM, ROOM 316 B/C
A forum on the current efforts and state of knowledge regarding multiple aspects of ROD related science, management, and outreach.
HAWAII SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE
2PM, ROOM 316A
Hear how the State of Hawaiʻi is working to ensure that future generations can enjoy clean, healthy, and abundant oceans through the Sustainable Hawai‘i Initiative, which includes a target to effectively manage 30 percent of Hawai‘i’s nearshore waters by 2030.
ALA WAI WATERSHED COLLABORATION
3:15PM, ROOM 316A
Leaders in the public and private sectors will discuss opportunities for Hawaiʻi to become a global leader in urban ahupuaʻa management.
KIDS CREATING CONSERVATION INNOVATIONS
3:15PM, ROOM 315
The Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge (HYSC) helps students develop innovative solutions to conservation challenges they identify in their schools and communities. Five exemplary project teams will present their work and engage in a meaningful exchange about the opportunities and challenges confronting us as we try to build a more sustainable world.
MY HAWAI‘I STORY CONTEST
4:15PM, ROOM 315
The My Hawai‘i project is an environmental writing contest for students in grades six through eight. Winning pieces are published as part of an annual anthology, and authors are invited to the Hawai‘i Conservation Conference to perform their poetry and short stories.
WIKI STUDENT PRESENTATION
3:15PM, ROOM 311
Wiki Student Presentations offer undergraduate students a format to present their research in a small, informal setting.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY:
LESSONS FROM TOMORROW’S LEADERS
4:15PM, ROOM 311
Each spring, second-year law students at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s William S. Richardson School of Law are required to write a scholarly paper based on in-depth research. This year, three students have been selected to present their findings at the Hawai‘i Conservation Conference.
Wednesday, July 25th
Silver Anniversary Reception and Student Awards
Join us in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference! Enjoy pūpū and other treats from our favorite local chefs while celebrating the winners of our 2018 Hawaiʻi Conservation Conference student awards. Pūpū will be served, no-host cash bar.
Garrett Probst is a home-grown musician from West Maui. He plays both the ukulele and slack key guitar and has performed professionally since the age of fourteen. Garrett eventually became a regular at the Masters of Hawaiian Music Slack Key Show in Lahaina. He also performed as part of the local Maui duet Da Ukulele Boyz and recorded three albums with the group, one of which was nominated as a finalist in the Na Hokuhanohano Awards. Garrett now performs regularly as a solo artist in West Maui, and also partners with other local musicians for various projects. You can check him out on Facebook (@thegarrettprobst) and Instagram (@gpukulele), or visit his website.
Thursday, July 26th
Gubernatorial Candidates Forum on the Environment
Details coming soon!