Mahalo to all the volunteers and organizations that came together and made the 1st North Shore Ocean Fest a success!!!
Enjoy fun for the whole family Saturday June, 9 2012 at Turtle Bay Resort’s Bay View Lawn. There will be delicious food booths, fun arts and craft booths, educational games, movie screenings, special speakers, a silent auction, hula performances, live music and more!
The FREE event kicks off at 1p and ends with a sunset celebration at Hang Ten Bar. Parking is also free.
Donations will be accepted to help fund the newly formed North Shore Ocean Education Coalition. The coalition supports K-12 ocean education for school children and youth from Ka’a’awa to Waialua.
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 in looking to the future we know we must malama ka pae ‘aina (care for the archipelago).
NORTH SHORE EDUCATION COALITION will assist in providing curriculum, materials, hands-on, place-based learning opportunities, scientists and mentors to teach children, youth and the community to malama (care for) the ocean 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.
NOAA Fisheries Service – Pacific Islands Regional Office (PIRO)
Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
Hawaiian Monk Seal Response Team Oahu
Hui O Hau’ula
Turtle Bay Resort