Kaiser Teacher’s Hanauma Talk

Hanauma Bay Education Center’s February lecture series is all about conservation, highlighted by a presentation Feb. 23 on service-learning by awardwinning Kaiser High School teacher Michelle Kapana-Baird.

Kapana-Baird’s talk will address “Malama Honua: Protecting the Environment through Service Learning Projects that Bridge Science and Traditional Knowledge and its Impacts on the Community.” A Native Hawaiian and active member of Malama Maunalua and Polynesian Voyaging Society, she has sailed on the Hokule’a and raced across the Molokai channel (winning twice).

All of the Thursday night programs begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free to the public. Other speakers are listed below. For more information, call 3975840.

* Feb. 9 “Watershed Planning and Restoration: Native Plants and Management Practices to Control Land-based Pollutant Effects on Coastal Regions,” with environmental scientist Carolyn Unser.

* Feb. 16 “Fishponds of Maunalua Bay” with Joe Kennedy of the UH Manoa School of Ocean and Environmental Management.