Aloha! Welcome to a new year! You may have noticed that we are switching things up a bit over here and we will be moving to a bi-monthly newsletter format. We will be announcing events for the next two months via the newsletter but you can still find our updated calendar of events on our web page, with events posted through June 2022. You can also follow us on social media for special event announcements, community news, and daily updates from the field. Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!
SAVE THE DATE
For A Lunchtime Talk Story
Sanna's Adventure to Papahānaumokuākea
Tuesday January 18th
12-1pm via Zoom & FB Live
for the interactive Zoom link
and to submit questions.
In June, HOK announced an exciting travel & work opportunity for our Outreach Coordinator, Sanna, to join the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program on a journey to the North Western Hawaiian Islands (NWHI) in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monuments. Sanna spent the month of June training with the program and deployed in mid-July to Lisianski Island, also known by its Hawaiian name Papa‘āpoho. She spent her days with just two other team members, walking the shores of the 384 acre island, counting monk seals and assessing their health. Join us as Sanna shares stories and photos from her journey! If you want to read more about the Hawaiian Monk Seals and opportunities to join similar opportunities in the NWHI click here.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
January RSVPFebruary RSVPRSVPs are required so that we can maintain small group sizes per local COVID & social distancing guidelines. Please respond with your preferred date and number of spaces. Our staff will send you a confirmation and additional details. More information about these project sites can be found on our website.
The mission of Hui o Ko`olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the `aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.