Earth Day weekend will echo with eco-activities
Organizations across the state are hosting activities to celebrate Earth Day this weekend. Some of the activities include:
Earth Day Fair at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
» 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sustainability Courtyard
It will feature an "eco-marketplace" with food, live music and dance, crafts, "green" product booths, exhibits and demonstrations.
» 3 to 7 p.m. at Saunders Hall
There will be live music, food and more than 50 experts speaking on 15 themes.
» 7 to 11 p.m. free Earth Day Concert on the front law of Hawaii Hall
Entertainment includes a diverse array with Organix, Pressure Drop and the InLight fire-dancers. Dinner, dessert and organic beer and wine will be available for purchase.
Earth Day Celebration at the Honolulu Zoo
» 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
On Saturday, Volunteers get hands-on experience in the volunteer garden, talks on zoo animals and animal biology.
On Sunday, spectators can watch demonstration stations on worm composting and participate in educational games and crafts. Juice and ice cream are free for children.
Watershed and reef displays and moi fish stocking
» 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday behind the Waikiki Aquarium
Youth groups will assist in releasing hatchery raised juvenile moi into the Waikiki marine life conservation district. Meet along the sea wall behind the aquarium.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Earth Day Tour
» 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Regional Visitor Center between Hale Koa Hotel and the Army Museum on Kalia Road
2007 Navy Earth Day
» 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Ward Field on Naval Station Pearl Harbor
Sandy Beach Cleanup and Litter Prevention
» 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sandy Beach
Volunteers need to register ahead by calling 393-2168.
Makiki Wai Trail Improvement
» 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Makiki forest reserve
Volunteers can help with fencing work and weeding around the newly planted native plants on the Makiki Valley trail that will open soon. Young children must be supervised. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, pants, gloves and good shoes. Bring insect repellent, water and lunch. Meet at the Department of Land and Natural Resources Makiki Forestry base yard above the new Hawaii Nature Center Building. Call 973-9782 for information.
The city still needs volunteers for Saturday. Call Iwalani Sato at 780-8872 to sign up for any of these locations:
» 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Bridge, across from Manoa Marketplace.
» 9 to 11 a.m. at Manoa-Palolo Drainage Channel; meet at Koali Road near Old Waialae Road.
» 9 to 11 a.m. at Palolo-Chaminade; meet in front of Gerber Fieldhouse at Saint Louis School.
» 8:30 a.m. to noon for Manoa Stream bank improvements; meet at the Manoa District Park amphitheater near the Kahaloa bridge.
Coral Reef Awareness and Earth Day Fair
» 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort in Kona alongside Kahaluu Beach Park
Families can learn about native plants and birds, corals, whales, turtles and monk seals. They can meet "Humu," the talking and walking fish. Other activities include Hawaiian crafts, lei making, weaving, music and entertainment.
Earth Day Celebration at Maui Nui Botanical Gardens
» 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 150 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului
Anyone can participate in Hawaiian cultural activities, watch expert demonstrations and play Hawaiian games. Performers include George Kahumoku Jr., Richard Hoopii and Ahumanu. Food is on sale from Fresh Mint and Maui Taro Burgers. A silent auction with Hawaiian plants and garden gifts will be held. Parking and admission are free.