UH Hilo invites the public to Ocean Day Hawai‘i on April 26

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Apr 14, 2008

The University of Hawaii at Hilo invites the public to its annual Ocean Day Hawaiʻi, "Year of the Reef," hosted by the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center and Marine Science Department, in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi Sea Grant. This family-friendly event is Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the PACRC facility on Kalanianaole Avenue in Keaukaha. Admission is free.

"There will be plenty of crafts, activities, and educational resources for the whole family to enjoy," said PACRC co-director Sharon Ziegler-Chong. "The keiki will love the fishing games, SCUBA diving demos, exhibits of native Hawaiian fishing techniques and touch tank exploration. Artwork focused on our coastal Hawaiʻi-nei by Keaukaha keiki will be displayed and three underwater remote operated vehicles (ROVs) will be cruising around in a big tank, courtesy of Hilo Intermediate Robotics."

Over 500 people attended the first Ocean Day last year. "This is a great opportunity to tour the aquaculture center, view ongoing research projects and interact with people who conserve our ocean resources," noted Ziegler-Chong.

For more information, email Ziegler-Chong at ziegler@hawaii.edu or call 933-0706.