ʻŌHIʻA-LOVE-FEST

  • Mon., Nov. 16, 8:00 a.m.
  • Mon., Nov. 16, 9:00 a.m.
  • Mon., Nov.16, 10:00 a.m.
  • Tue., Nov.17, 9:00 a.m.
  • Tue., Nov.17, 1:00 p.m.
  • Wed., Nov.18, 10:00 a.m.
  • Wed., Nov.18, 1:00 p.m.
  • Thurs. Nov. 19, 8:00 a.m.
  • Thurs., Nov.19, 10:00 a.m.
  • Fri., Nov. 20, 8:00 a.m.
  • Fri., Nov.20, 10:00 a.m.
  • Sat. Nov. 21, 8:00 a.m.
  • Sat., Nov.21, 10:00 a.m.
  • Sat., Nov. 21, 3:00 p.m.

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‘Ōhi‘a Crafting! Please join us for an ‘ōhi‘a crafting session with our ROD Outreach Team. We will be going through 4 keiki crafts for the whole family to enjoy. These are the crafts that are in the keiki craft kits that are available at select libraries across the state. Go to our homepage to see a list of where you can get these craft kits from.

To view the crafting video, go to our Facebook page for the link to watch and follow along.

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Come and join us for a kipaepae (opening ceremonies) to help jump start our 4th annual virtual ‘Ōhi‘a Love Fest. This kipaepae is being brought to you by Halau ‘Ōhi‘a (stewardship training) and is being livestreamed to our Facebook page. Come and learn about the Hawaiian culture through hula and ‘oli (chants) and get a chance to participate in this unique cultural experience.

Join us for daily ‘oli from Halau ‘Ōhi‘a members at 9:00 a.m. To catch these daily chants visit our Facebook page for the link to watch. 

We hope you can join us for these opening ceremonies and help us kick off our fun-filled week of the 2020‘Ōhi‘a Love Fest!!

‘Ōhi‘a Seed Sowing

Learn how to grow ‘ōhi‘a lehua plants from seed with ‘ōhi‘a expert, Mr. JC Watson of the ‘Ōhi‘a Legacy Initiative!

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Come and learn with an ‘ōhi‘a expert from the ‘Ōhi‘a Legacy Initiative, Mr. JC Watson, on how to grow ‘ōhi‘a lehua plants from seed!  Be prepared to learn a simple technique that can help you to grow ‘ōhi‘a lehua plants for your home or school.

If you are interested in attending this virtual workshop, please register. This workshop will be 60 minutes long and will be hosted via the Zoom platform. Upon registration you will receive a link to the workshop. Come with your questions. No green thumb required! Hope you can join us!

We have had the pleasure of partnering and accepting a donation of books and materials from Kilo Books Hawaii. By registering for this workshop you are automatically entered into a drawing to receive a prize. The lucky winner will be contacted after the workshop and Kilo Books will send you your prize in the mail.

 

‘Ōhi‘a Lehua Mele

Come and enjoy the mele celebration of ‘ōhi‘a lehua by Kumu Kehaulani Kekua of Kaua‘i Community Radio (KKCR)

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Enjoy the mele of tunes about ‘ōhi‘a lehua by Kumu Kehaulani Kekua of Kaua‘i Community Radio (KKCR). This radio show will be airing live via KKCR.org from 9AM - 11AM. Hope you can join us!

Saving ‘Ōhi‘a: Hawaii's Sacred Tree

Saving ‘Ōhi‘a: Hawaii's Sacred Tree has won 3 Emmy Awards! Check out this film capturing the story of Hawaii's battle to save ‘ōhi‘a lehua from the thread of Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death disease.

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The Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death documentary has been shown across the State of Hawaiʻi since summer 2018, reaching more than 700,000 residents and visitors. Community members are welcome to watch a livestreaming of our documentary on Tuesday, Nov. 17th at 1PM via livestreaming on our FB account

We will have the Executive Producer and Director of the documentary live in the house to answer any questions the audience may have. Come and join us!             

Mahalo nui to all of the schools, clubs, and businesses who have hosted screenings! Mahalo also to Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority for helping to promote awareness about the threat of ROD by featuring a link to the documentary on their GoHawaii website.

A Day in Life: ROD Field Crew

Fighting ROD in the Field: Behind the Scenes with the Big Island Species Committee (BIISC)!

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The challenge of Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) requires intensive work by dozens of specialists across the state - scientists, researchers, technicians and more, all working together to save our iconic native tree. Join us for a look at one slice of this sprawling effort when we go behind-the-scenes with the ROD field crew from the Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC). Follow the team as they scan the forest canopy by helicopter, hike rugged terrain into deep forests, and send drones into the air to search for suspect infected trees.

The BIISC  and KISC crew will be available afterward the video for a live Q&A session. We encourage educators and students to join us and learn more about the unique career pathways and jobs in natural resources, and the ups and downs of spending days (and nights) in some of the most remote areas of the Big Island. This is a 1-hour long virtual workshop that requires registration and will be hosted via a Zoom platform. A link will be emailed to you upon registration. We hope you can join us!

We have had the pleasure of partnering and accepting a donation of books and materials from Kilo Books Hawaii. By registering for this workshop you are automatically entered into a drawing to receive a prize. The lucky winner will be contacted after the workshop and Kilo Books will send you your prize in the mail.

Cultural Importance of ‘ōhi‘a: Past and Present

Come and join the experts from the Bishop Museum, take a tour of the Herbarium and Ethnology collections, participate in a panel discussion!

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For this cultural workshop, we have teamed up with the Education Department at the Bishop Museum and they will be taking us on a behind the scenes tour of their ‘ōhi‘a Herbarium collections. This event will highlight the importance of the ‘ōhi‘a lehua in Hawai‘i, from the past to the present, including how ‘ōhi‘a is cultivated in these modern times.

A panel of cultural experts will be available for a round-table discussion.This workshop requires registration and will be held virtually via the Zoom platform. This is a 90-minute long workshop that is fun, educational, and highlights the cultural component that ‘ōhi‘a play in our everyday lives! Hope you can join us!

We have had the pleasure of partnering and accepting a donation of books and materials from Kilo Books Hawaii. By registering for this workshop you are automatically entered into a drawing to receive a prize The lucky winner will be contacted after the workshop and Kilo Books will send you your prize in the mail.

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Come and learn about our native tree, ‘ōhi‘a lehua, through a storytelling session of two ‘ōhi‘a-themed keiki books. Read along with us with: Maka the Tree Snail and Beyond ‘Ōhi‘a Valley. These storytelling sessions is being brought to you by our partners, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and the Big Island Invasive Species Committee.

We hope you can join us for this amazing video compilation of these two beautiful stories!

‘Ōhi‘a varieties and identification

Did you know that there are different varieties of ‘ōhi‘a here in Hawai‘i? Come learn with the experts on how to identify ‘ōhi‘a in Hawaii!!

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Come and learn how to properly identify many different types of ‘ōhi‘a lehua that you can encounter throughout our state with Dr. J. B. Friday, Extension Forester for the UH Cooperative Extension Program. This virtual field day will take you to some of the most remote locations to feature these different species and taxa in their native habitats.

Learn to identify these ʻōhiʻa trees from the most commonly found species to our rare island endemics that are found only in these remote locations. The species and taxa covered in this workshop are also those from which we are encouraging people to collect seeds for seed banking purposes.

We have had the pleasure of partnering and accepting a donation of books and materials from Kilo Books Hawaii. By registering for this workshop you are automatically entered into a drawing to receive a prize The lucky winner will be contacted after the workshop and Kilo Books will send you your prize in the mail.

Come and join us for this wonderful 1 hour long workshop that we will be hosting via the Zoom platform. You will be sent a Zoom link upon registration.

Note: If you are considering registering for the Seed Conservation Workshop to be held on Friday, Nov. 20th at 10AM, this ʻŌhiʻa Varieties workshop is required to register for the Seed Conservation workshop.

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Learn how to paint the beautiful ‘ōhi‘a lehua tree and blossoms with world renowned artist Patrick Ching. Follow along and learn how to paint these majestic trees. This video will show you the basics behind painting and take you on a journey in creating your own ‘ōhi‘a painting.

We hope you can join us in this fun-filled video of ‘ōhi‘a culture and art! To watch the video click here or go to our FB page. We hope you can join us.

‘Ōhi‘a Seed Conservation

Come and join one of Hawaii's leading botanists and learn all about how to collect ‘ōhi‘a seeds and preserve them for future generations!!

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Come and learn with one of Hawaii's leading botanists, Dr. Marian Chau, from Kalehua Consulting, all about how to properly collect ʻōhiʻa seeds and contribute them to the Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death (ROD) Seed Banking Inititative. Banked seeds will be used for future restoration efforts and testing for resistance to ROD.     Collecting ʻōhiʻa seeds from public land requires a permit on each island. To be considered for a permit, make sure you attend BOTH the ʻŌhiʻa Varieties and Identification Workshop and ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop.

This is a 1-hour long workshop that will be hosted via the Zoom platform. Registration is required to attend this workshop and a Zoom link will be sent to you upon registration. If want to be considered for a permit, you must also attend the ‘Ōhi‘a Varieties and Identification Workshop that is being held on Thursday, Nov. 20th @ 10AM. We look forward to you joining us!!

We have had the pleasure of partnering and accepting a donation of books and materials from Kilo Books Hawaii. By registering for this workshop you are automatically entered into a drawing to receive a prize The lucky winner will be contacted after the workshop and Kilo Books will send you your prize in the mail.

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Join us in watching an amazing video of a socially-distanced hula performance from a local halau. This beautiful rendition is compiled and brought to you by Halau Ka Lei Mokihana o Leinā‘ala of Kaua‘i. The video was created to share an ‘oli (song) and a hula (dance) that honors the ‘ōhi‘a lehua trees of Hawai‘i.

Come and learn about the Hawaiian culture and these beautiful trees through hula. We hope you are able to tune in to watch this beautiful performance. To watch the video go to our FB page

Growing Lei Plants

Learn with Lei Wann, director of Limahuli Garden, about growing plants for lei making and more about the cultural practice of making lei.

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Join Lei Wann, director of Limahuli Garden and Preserve located on the beautiful north shore of Kauaʻi, and learn about the practice of making lei from the cultural perspective of Limahuli Valley. Lei will share the historical use of lei, gathering practices, moʻolelo, and excellent horticultural practices in growing plants for lei making.

This 90-minute workshop will be hosted via the Zoom platform. Registration is required, and you will receive the Zoom link upon registration. We hope you can join us for this amazing workshop!!

We have had the pleasure of partnering and accepting a donation of books and materials from Kilo Books Hawaii. By registering for this workshop you are automatically entered into a drawing to receive the GRAND prize The lucky winner will be contacted after the workshop and Kilo Books will send you your prize in the mail.

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Join us and Halau ‘Ōhi‘a for a pani (closing ceremony) to help close out our 2020 ‘Ōhi‘a Love Fest. We would like to send a huge mahalo out to our partners, sponsors, funders, and most importantly YOU!! We thank all of you for participating in our week long festival to help celebrate Hawaii's most important native tree, the ‘ōhi‘a lehua.

To watch the livestreaming of this closing ceremony go to our FB page.

Mahalo for your support!