Hear Talks On Marsh, Opihi, Reef

Hanauma Bay Education Program offers free public lectures by local experts and research affiliates this month on a variety of topics to get the community involved.

Each Sunday talk begins at 3 p.m. in Cynthia Bond Memorial Theater at the nature preserve. For details, call 397-5840. Still ahead are the following topics:

• May 10 — “Opihi: Our Project in Hawaii’s Intertidal” with Joanna Philipoff of UH-Manoa
• May 17 — “Laulima A ‘Ike Pono: Working together toward a collective vision — community research creating community access” with Judy Lemus, Paepae ‘o He‘eia, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology
• May 24 — “Eyes of the Reef: Connecting scientists, resource managers and the community” with Amanda Shore, UH Manoa and HIMB
• May 31 — Kawainui Marsh research and restoration with Jim Cogswell of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife.

The ongoing outreach seminars are sponsored by University of Hawaii Sea Grant Program. The first May talk, on bonefish data, was held May 3.