• News for Education

    Tuesday, January 31, 2023
    Hawaii Water Service recently announced the commencement of its 10th annual College Scholarship Program cycle, reaffirming the utility's commitment to improving lives in its communities. Students residing in areas served by Hawaii Water are encouraged to apply for a portion of the $80,000 available in awards. Four $10,000 grand-prize scholarships will be awarded, along with additional ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, January 30, 2023
    HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program https://www.hmsa.com/awards-and-scholarships/hmsa-kaimana-awards-and-scholarship-program/The HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program honors high school seniors and their schools for excellence in academics, athletics, community service, healthy activities, and sportsmanship.HMSA Kaimana Scholarships For student athletes, the HMSA Kaimana Scholarships ...read more
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    Tuesday, January 03, 2023
    Online Event January 10, 2023 Resiliency is our ability to bounce back from challenging situations that impact every area of our lives. When we think of being resilient, we often think of pushing ourselves to our limits and beyond which leads to burnout. What if there is a different, more gentle way, to step into resiliency and more easily bounce back from adversity through self-compassion? There ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, December 20, 2022
    The University of Hawaiʻi is partnering with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to collect critical atmospheric measurements on Maunakea that are vital to understanding how Earth’s climate is changing. NOAA scientists recently installed an intake tube less than an inch in diameter and 25 feet long on the UH 88 inch observatory to sample the summit air after data ...read more
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    Monday, December 19, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 19, 2022   HONOLULU, HI – Governor Josh Green, M.D. submits the Executive Budget for Fiscal Biennium to the Legislature and announces the release of nearly $50 million in grants to non-profit communities.  The grants-in-aid were previously delayed, and Gov. Green worked with the Attorney General’s Office and the Department of Budget and Finance to prioritize ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, December 05, 2022
    Aloha, On behalf of our staff and community of astronomers at the W. M. Keck Observatory, I want to take this opportunity to wish our observatory family of donors and supporters the happiest of holiday seasons. Thank you for your support of our mission over the years. The past 12 months have been a remarkable time in our history. This Fall, we welcomed our newest flagship instrument to the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, November 28, 2022
    Welcome Eric and July Ziemelis Offering real estate services, connection, community and education about life in West Hawaii!  They work with community minded people with Aloha to make Hawaii home. Eric and Julie Ziemelis have counseled hundreds of would be homeowners through the work they do on creating books and resource guides, and education on social media channels and in person. They created ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Monday, November 28, 2022
    Welcome to the Director of Golf  Rhett Colbrese who joined Makani Golf Club  in October 2022 Rhett learned to play golf in San Diego, California. Competing with the best juniors in the country, he quickly sought out premier golf instruction. Mentored under the great Carl Welty (Jim Mclean’s coach and mentor) Rhett began to study what the best players in the world do the same. With the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Friday, November 04, 2022
    La‘i‘ōpua 2020 Offering Free Spring Afterschool Enrichment Programs at Kealakehe and Konawaena Elementary Schools KONA, HAWAI‘I (November 3, 2022) – La`i‘ōpua 2020 will once again offer a free Afterschool Enrichment Program at Konawaena and Kealakehe Elementary Schools in Spring 2023. Students in grades kindergarten through 5th are eligible to attend. The program starts January 9, 2023 and runs ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, October 31, 2022
    The state is proposing the first-ever rules for viewing the creatures at two popular spots off the Kona Coast By Christie Wilsoncwilson@staradvertiser.com Tours offering close encounters with manta rays have become a must-do activity for many Hawaii visitors, especially at two sites off the Kona Coast where vessels deposit hundreds of snorkelers and scuba divers nightly to observe the graceful ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economy
    Wednesday, October 26, 2022
    Four-year project will manage non-native feral pigs, promote native forest regeneration, protect essential source of fresh water WAIMEA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND, Hawai‘i (October 26, 2022)—The Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), in partnership with The Kohala Center (TKC), recently received $234,000 in funding from the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health (DOH) to protect and improve the ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, October 24, 2022
    MĀLAMA HAWAI‘I Hawaiʻi Forest & Trail (island of Hawaiʻi) recently announced the launch its Maunakea Summit and Stars Giveback Experience. Guests participating in the company’s newest voluntourism opportunity learn about the west side of the island’s critical Waikoloa Dry Forest habitat on an interpretive walk and giveback experience, collecting native seeds to be used for future plantings ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022
    La`i`ōpua 2020 Program for Families Aims to Perpetuate the Culture KONA, HAWAI`I (October 19, 2022) – La`i`ōpua 2020 is pleased to announce a new program for families interested in having a cultural experience surrounding the Hawaiian tradition of hand-carving a papa ku’i ‘ai (board for pounding kalo) and a pōhaku ku`i `ai (stone kalo pounder).  The program, which commences December 3, is geared ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, October 12, 2022
    UH News Release link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/news/article.php?aId=12217 NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope shows debris blasted from the surface of the asteroid. Credit: NASA Satellite image captures a plume coming off of the asteroid following NASA’s test. Credit: NASA ATLAS 2 Telescope on Mauna Loa. Credit: Henry Weiland Pan-STARRS1 and Pan-STARRS2 telescopes on Haleakalā. Credit: Jason ...read more
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    Thursday, October 06, 2022
     COUNTY OF HAWAII, STATE OF HAWAIIBILL NO. 167 (DRAFT 2) ORDINANCE NO. 22 81 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 14 OF THE HAWAII COUNTY CODE 1983 2016 EDITION, AS AMENDED), BY ADDING A NEW ARTICLE RELATING TO PROHIBITION OF NON- MINERAL SUNSCREEN. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE COUNTY OF HAWAII:SECTION 1. Findings and Purpose. Healthy coral reefs protect our island coastal infrastructure, ...read more
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    Thursday, September 29, 2022
    Short videos orient visitors how to respectfully engage with coral reef ecosystems before they visit   KAHALU‘U BAY, HAWAI‘I ISLAND, HAWAI‘I (September 28, 2022)—In an effort to educate residents and visitors how to respectfully engage with coral reef ecosystems in Hawai‘i Island’s Kahalu‘u Bay, The Kohala Center has released Aloha ‘Āina Kahalu‘u (https://koha.la/aloha-aina-kahaluu), a series ...read more
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    Friday, September 16, 2022
    A culinary class at Kohala High changed everything for Kamaile Gusman. “I realized food, cooking, and baking just makes me happy,” she says. “It’s as simple as that.” Today, thanks to you, she’s a cook at the Kukio Beach and Golf Club. Kamaile graduated from the culinary program at Hawai‘i Community College’s Pālamanui campus, along with other rising stars in Hawai‘i Island’s culinary scene, ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Tuesday, September 13, 2022
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESept. 12, 2022  HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige today submitted the names of eight nominees for the Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority to the Hawaiʻi State Senate for confirmation. The Mauna Kea Stewardship and Oversight Authority was established by statute via Act 255 (HB2024). The authority is tasked with managing Mauna Kea Lands.  “I want to thank these individuals ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Thursday, September 08, 2022
    Kailua-Kona, HI – The public is invited to the Kona Coffee & Tea farm in Holualoa on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 8:30am-12:30pm, for a free, family-friendly First Harvest event. This is the eighth annual First Harvest. The community is invited to help pick the first coffee of the season and learn about the history and process of Kona coffee. After eight months of developing from blossoms, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Wednesday, August 31, 2022
    Aloha ‘Āina Kahalu‘u is a 10-part video series to introduce visitors and residents alike to Kahalu‘u Bay and how to respectfully engage with this sacred and cherished place when they visit.WAHI PANAKAHALU‘U’S GIFTSCORALREEFTEACHSUN PROTECTIONENTERING THE BAYEXPLORING THE BAYPAPA HONUKAHALUʻU BAY’S RESIDENTS  
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, August 29, 2022
    Dr. Rick Bennett was the guest speaker at the August 9, 2022 Sustainability Committee meeting hosted by Teri Leicher at Jack's Diving Locker.    Dr. Bennett has shared a link to a video where he presents information about the water topic.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J923IFmfARc&ab_channel=RichardBennettAbout KKCC Sustainability CommitteeGoal: Promotes sustainable and environmentally ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, August 29, 2022
    Mystic Manta, LLC, opened in June of 2017 and is owned and operated by Dr. Lisa Thompson. She is a Best-Selling Author, Speaker, Galactic Ambassador, and Intuitive Transformational Coach specializing in Past Life Regression, Human Design, and Sound Healing. Whether you need support in love, business, life, or your soul journey, she provides the tools and experience to guide you.  With Human ...read more
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    Monday, August 29, 2022
    Welcome to new member MAVEN.  Hawaii's Content Marketing Agency.   At MAVEN they believe in content marketing that attracts and converts. They're not just throwing spaghetti at the wall and hoping it sticks. Every single strategy they put together is backed by experience, research, and a deep understanding of buyer psychology. Their strategy is to build trust first, by providing valuable, ...read more
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    Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    YOU ARE THE DIFFERENCE Everyday Hawai'i Island children go unsupervised after school. Many are left unattended at home until adults return from the workday. Nationally, the hours after school, from 2pm to 6pm are when juvenile crime escalates. Boys & Girls Club of the Big Island offers children throughout Hawaii Island a fun, safe and supervised place after school to be engaged, to learn and ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, August 22, 2022
    ISLAND OF HAWAIʻI PONO PLEDGE WINS INTERNATIONAL TELLY AWARD Island of Hawaiʻi (August 22, 2022) – The Island of Hawaiʻi Pono Pledge, which advocates for mindful, safe, and pono interactions by travelers while on Hawai‘i Island, was awarded a 2022 Silver Telly Award earlier this year. The award in the Online General, Public Interest/Awareness category recognizes a video that was created to share ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Tuesday, August 09, 2022
    Link to video (details below): http://go.hawaii.edu/2JS The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS) is partnering with the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) to aid recovery of the highly endangered Maunakea silversword atop Hawaiʻi’s highest mountain. Silversword seeds were sown at the CMS greenhouse at the ...read more
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    Thursday, August 04, 2022
    The deconstruction phase of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on University of Hawaiʻi-managed lands on the summit of Maunakea is on track to begin before summer ends and be completed by the end of the year. Caltech announced on August 2, 2022, that it received the final required permits from the State of Hawaiʻi and the County of Hawaiʻi to begin the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Friday, July 29, 2022
    Queen’s North Hawai’i Community Hospital (QNHCH) is now offering COVID-19 vaccinations for children as young as six months.  The Pfizer vaccine for children age six months to four years is one-tenth of the adult dose with three shots needed. The first two shots are administered three weeks apart and the third dose is given two months later. The vaccination for this youngest age group is available ...read more
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    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    Journey with us to the heart of Kailua-Kona as we explore the beauty and sacredness of Kahaluʻu Bay! In this episode, Cindi Punihaole, director of The Kohala Center’s Kahalu‘u Bay Education Center, shares her personal relationship with Kahaluʻu, the value of aloha ʻāina (caring for the land) instilled by her family, and challenges that Kahalu‘u’s coral reefs face today. Join us as we learn simple ...read more
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    Thursday, July 28, 2022
    INSIDE THIS ISSUEDi Napoli ArtKahalu’u Hope SpotNew HOST Park clientsH2 BusRestorative AquacultureHI Aquaculture CollaborativeFrom the DeepPhotographyGovernor Ige VisitStaff UpdatesInternshipsBlue Ocean BarnsDesal Project
    Categories: Education, Community
    Monday, July 25, 2022
    Located oceanfront on the Kona coastline of Hawaii island. Kona Salt Farm by Sea Salts of Hawaii is the only sea salt in the world made from pure, 900 year-old deep ocean water, rich in natural minerals and flavor. The salt water is drawn from 2,200 feet below the ocean’s surface making it one of the highest quality finishing salts. In addition to gourmet sea salts, as part of the salt making ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Thursday, July 21, 2022
    Waimea (Kamuela), Hawaiʻi – We are excited to welcome our 2022 cohort of Akamai Workforce Initiative interns! Samuel Adair, Preston Ito, Cole Jamila, Hopena Paekukui, and Taylor Wong are working this summer with our experienced mentors to come up with solutions for a number of hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) projects at W. M. Keck Observatory.   The Akamai ...read more
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    Tuesday, July 05, 2022
    On Friday, June 17, Pacific Business News hosted its Hawaii Island Means Business panel event to touch on some of the successes and setbacks affecting the Big Isle business community. Hosted in-person — for the first time since 2019 — at the Fairmont Orchid in Waimea, the discussion was moderated by A. Kam Napier, Pacific Business News’ editor-in-chief, and featured five panelists including Ross ...read more
    Categories: Economy, Community, Education
    Monday, June 27, 2022
    https://www.hawaii.edu/news/2022/06/24/uh-hilo-honored-for-maunakea-stewardship/ Gov. David Ige with Center for Maunakea Stewardship staff, from left, Jessica Kirkpatrick, Greg Chun and Nahua Guilloz The Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce honored the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Center for Maunakea Stewardship (CMS) with its 2022 Pūalu Award for Community Education on Friday, June 24. The award ...read more
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    Monday, June 27, 2022
    Statement from HTA President & CEO John De Fries "June 13, 2022 The Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority (HTA) has awarded the Hawaiʻi Tourism USA contract to the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) as part of a thorough procurement process. The contract provides for a comprehensive range of brand\ management and visitor education services for the Hawaiian Islands, as well as support services ...read more
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    Tuesday, June 14, 2022
    KAILUA-KONA, HI—The dreams of eight Hawaii Island high school graduates are closer to being fulfilled with the generous support of Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union (HCFCU). Through the credit union’s annual scholarship program, the students will receive a $3,000 scholarship to attend two- or four-year institutions of higher learning in the coming school year. The high school graduates were ...read more
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    Monday, June 06, 2022
    KONA, HAWAI‘I (May 26th, 2022)  https://mission-blue.org/2022/05/kahaluu-bay-on-hawaiis-west-coast-recognized-as-a-mission-blue-hope-spot/ On the west coast of the island of Hawai‘i is Kahalu‘u Bay, also known as ‘āina lei ali‘i, lands that adorn the chiefs. It is a wahi pana, a sacred, celebrated, and storied place abundant with cultural and ecological treasures.  Cindi Punihaole, director of ...read more
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    Monday, June 06, 2022
    Voyaging Canoes and Navigating by the Stars Highlight Talk Story with Chadd “`Ōnohi” Paishon and Pomai Bertelmann KONA, HAWAI`I (May 1, 2022) – La`i`ōpua 2020 will celebrate the birthday of its double-hulled sailing canoe, “La`i`ōpua,” with an afternoon of cultural activities and a talk story session Saturday, June 25, from 1:30 to 4:30, at its Kealakehe location, adjacent to the Villages of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
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