The 2010 Earth Day Fair at Kahalu‘u and the Keauhou Beach Resort proved another enormous success. Presented by the Kona-Kohala Chamber of Commerce and University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program, this great event boasted more participants than ever. The Kahalu‘u pavilion was filled with booths from many different organizations including The Pacific Whale Foundation, The Coral Reef Alliance, Jack’s Diving Locker, The Nature Conservancy, Kona Underwater Photographic Society (KUPS), and many others. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces.
ReefTeachers were in great spirits as they chatted with volunteers at neighboring booths. We were especially excited to display our new “Please Don’t Step on The Corals” banner created by Heloise Lochman.The bright new colors attracted beachgoers and really made a difference as snorkelers entered the water.Visitors perused the display boards and asked great questions about our work at Kahalu‘u.
The ocean fish puzzle kept everyone entertained, especially the adults, who spent quite some time attempting to reassemble the tricky game. The build a reef board was once again a big hit with keiki, resulting in some very creative reef displays.
The day was chock-full of turtle watching, ReefTeaching and visiting with friends.There was even the opportunity to pose with the Green Power team!We were especially grateful when Amanda and Christina from Starbucks arrived with refreshing iced tea for everyone.It really hit the spot on that warm afternoon. Thank you so much to all our great volunteers who came together to make the day a tremendous success.
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Photo Credits: Andrew Walsh, Caroline Neary