(HawaiiNewsNow) - On June 9, 2012 at Turtle Bay Resort the NORTH SHORE OCEAN FEST will be hosted, for the first time, to fund K-12 ocean education for students from Ka'a'awa to Waialua. The NORTH SHORE OCEAN FEST will include: Poster Contest display and prizes for students K-12; Educational booths; Speakers; Kahuku High and Intermediate School, Student Film Showcase; Silent Auction; Keiki activities; Wyland fine art posters; Food & Arts/Crafts booths; Kahuku Library Bookmobile; Music, Hula and much, much more! Bring your family! The event and parking are FREE! The NORTH SHORE OCEAN FEST will begin at 1 PM and close with a sunset celebration. The first one hundred people to register for the OCEAN FEST in the hotel lobby will get a free, autographed Wyland poster! All donations to the OCEAN FEST are tax deductible. For more information about the event, poster contest or how to support the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition please call (808) 255-6944 or click HERE!
The mission of the North Shore Ocean Education Coalition is to increase awareness and knowledge about the ocean, marine life and ecosystems in order to protect, restore, and manage the use of ocean resources and inspire local and global conservation.
Inspired by Hui O Hau'ula, a project that includes many Native Hawaiian community members, there is a strong connection with Hawaiian culture. Local Hawaiian traditions remind us of the time-honored value of kuleana (responsibility) to care for this unique, fragile place and its many resources through strong conservation and protection principles. By honoring the past and looking to the future we know we must malama ka pae 'aina (care for the archipelago).
The North Shore Ocean Education Coalition will assist in providing curriculum, materials, hands-on, place-based learning opportunities, scientists, kupuna and mentors to teach students to malama (care for) the ocean and the land, mauka to makai, as the ancient Hawaiians did… which is the most important lesson we can teach. To do this, the Coalition will partner with many organizations to help protect and restore the ocean and it's marine life and educate children, youth, the local community and visitors about traditional Native Hawaiian values, practices and traditions to ensure the sustainability of our ocean, marine life and Hawaiian culture.
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