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Science & Sustainability Festival 2024

Saturday, April 20, 2024
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reduced admission – $5 kamaʻaina and military

Bishop Museum’s Science & Sustainability Festival brings together Museum scientists, educators, cultural practitioners, and community partners to highlight the ongoing work needed to protect biodiversity and build a sustainable future in Hawaii.

This one-day festival features keiki activities, workshops, exhibition highlights, special presentations, and interactive performances with scientists, cultural practitioners, and community organizers on the front lines of biodiversity research and conservation efforts in Hawaii. Visit activity and information booths that showcase the vital work of community partners and the interconnectivity between conservation initiatives across Hawaii. All day, Enjoy music and performances with food and drink vendors on the Museum lawns.

Spotlight Conversations

Pio ke ahi, ʻaʻā mau ke kukui: Lessons From 2023 Maui Wildfires – 11 a.m.
The 2023 Maui wildfires poignantly brought into focus the reality that all of our Hawaiʻi communities are impacted by the threat of wildfires. Truly a ma uka to ma kai issue, 98% of all wildfires are caused by humans, so we all have a kuleana to lessen the risks. Join our panel to discuss the ways we can all contribute, from simple choices we can make around our homes to advocating for policy change in land and water management. Panelists to be announced.

He aliʻi ka manu: Celebrating Makahiki o Nā Manu Nahele – 1 p.m.
2024 has been designated Makahiki o Nā Manu Nahele! Celebrated in moʻolelo, mele and ʻōlelo noʻeau, yet severely at risk, our forest birds perform vital ecosystem services and are critical to the health of our forests. Join us as our panel discusses their efforts to protect remaining populations of these species, restore their forest homes, and perpetuate our moʻolelo, traditional practices and Indigenous perspectives surrounding of our treasured manu nahele. Panelists to be announced.

Bishop Museum Natural Science Booths:
Botany & Bishop Museum’s Seedbank
Invertebrate Zoology
Marine Malacology
Pacific Center for Molecular Biodiversity
Vertebrate Zoology

Community partners booths include:
Algal Biodiversity Laboratory – University of Hawaii at Manoa
Birds Not Mosquitos
Board of Water Supply
City Nature Challenge
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response
Conservation Council for Hawaii
Dancers Unlimited
Division of Aquatic Resources
Friends of Hawaiian Islands NWR
Hakipuʻu Academy
Hawaii Audubon Society
Hawaii Botanical Society
Hawaii Department of Transportation Storm Water Management Program
Hawaiʻi DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife
Hawaii Energy
Hawaiʻi Forest Institute & Grow Good Hawaii
Hawaiʻi Green Growth
Hawaii Pacific University Center for Marine Debris Research
Hawaii Wildlife Ecology Lab – University of Hawaii
Inouye Regional Center Education and Outreach
International Tsunami Information Center
Kaua’i Forest Bird Recovery Project
Ko’olau Mountains Watershed Partnership
Laukahi: The Hawaii Plant Conservation Network
Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project
Mālama Maunalua
National Weather Service
O‘ahu Water Protectors & Ka Lāhui Hawaii
Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System at UH Mānoa
Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Plant Extinction Prevention Program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
UH Mānoa Ka Mea Kolo Entomology Club
University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Program
Waialua Estate
Waianae Mountains Watershed Partnership
And more

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