Lantern Floating Ceremony (Memorial Day - May 30th)
A cultural experience and beautiful, memorable event for many.
From the Facebook event page: "Every year on Memorial Day, thousands of people gather together at Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park to honor ancestors and loved ones who have passed away. More than 1,100 candle-lit lanterns are set afloat on the ocean, a traditional Buddhist rite originating in Japan. The ceremony also combines the local culture of hula with the Japanese Shomyo Choir and Taiko drums."
"Exploring Modular Origami" workshop (June 3rd)
Check out this "Exploring Modular Origami" workshop, coming up on Friday June 3 from 10:30am-12pm! In Honolulu. Must pre-register. (See link below for details.)
Cost: $20/person, $30/ for 2, if you sign up with a friend or family member. Adults accompanying children under the age of 8 can join the class for free so that they may learn the basic folds so that they can help their children at home.
Open to all ages & no prior experience necessary, but the teacher strongly recommends that students be at least 5 years of age because it is a shared class environment and it is important that each folder can listen to and follow directions!
FETCH Summer Program: Edible Garden Landscaping (5 weeks)
The Energy House, UHM, is offering a 5-week workshop in edible "regions-of-the-world" garden design, art, construction and cooking, starting May 30th and ending July 1st. For young adults and teens, 13 years old and older. The program has a small fee: the full, 5-week program (9am-2pm each day, including full lunch) costs $200, or $8/day to cover food and materials. Attending on Mondays, only, would cost $40.
See the link below for more information and to download the flyer!
Seeds 4 Tomorrow
Seeds 4 Tomorrow is now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Program for students in grades 7th-11th!
They offer a hands-on educational summer program designed for Hawaii students with an interest in food production, conservation, science, engineering and more! Learn to be an "Agri-preneur" (agriculturalist + entrepreneur). This year's topics includes biofuels, coffee, and the wildly popular cacao--make your own chocolate from bean to bar. Students will meet friends from across the island and get real hands-on experience from experts in the field.
Deadline to apply is June 27th. They are only taking 30 students this year so make sure you register as soon as possible if you are interested. Scholarships available.
2016 Ocean Fest
Another fun and educational event coming up on Saturday, June 4th at Turtle Bay Resort! The 5th Annual World Ocean Day Event - Aloha na Makana 'Ike Kai (Knowing and Celebrating the Treasures of Our Ocean). 11am-4pm. See link for more info.
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