Name:Orientation session for new ReefTeach volunteers
Date:March 16, 2019
Orientation session for new ReefTeach volunteers
ReefTeachers educate visitors at Kahaluu Bay about "reef etiquette" to protect vulnerable marine ecosystem
KAMUELA, Hawai March 8, 2019 - The Kohala Center's Kahaluu Bay Education Center is seeking community members interested in volunteering to help protect Kahaluu Bay and its coral reefs, fish, and turtles.
A free orientation session for new ReefTeach (http://kohalacenter.org/kbec/reefteach) volunteers will be held on Saturday, March 16 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Mayor's Conference Room at the West Hawaii Civic Center, 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy in Kailua-Kona. ReefTeachers are ambassadors of aloha who welcome residents and visitors to the park, teach visitors proper reef etiquette, and help them identify fish, turtles, and invertebrates in the bay. Program participants learn about ocean conservation and deepen their connection to place while educating visitors, swimmers, and snorkelers on how to protect the delicate corals at Kahaluu Bay and beyond.
With nearly 500,000 people visiting Kahaluu Bay each year, the health of the bay's corals and marine life depends on ReefTeachers who educate swimmers and snorkelers on how to enjoy the bay without harming marine life.
ReefTeach is a program The Kohala Center's Kahaluu Bay Education Center (http://kohalacenter.org/kbec), which promotes environmental stewardship to ensure the bay remains a healthy and welcoming place for residents and visitors alike. A partnership between The Kohala Center and the County of Hawaii, Kahaluu Bay Education Center is based at Kahaluu Beach Park in Kailua-Kona and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day that the park is open.
About The Kohala Center
Founded in the year 2000, The Kohala Center (http://kohalacenter.org) is an independent, community-based center for research, conservation, and education. We turn research and ancestral knowledge into action, so that communities in Hawai?i and around the world can thrive?ecologically, economically, culturally, and socially.