USGS Participates in the Moloka'i Earth Day Festivities
As part of our community outreach for the Hawai'i Coral Reef Project, the USGS participated in the Earth
Day Festivities on the island of Moloka'I on April 20th. The festival was sponsored by The Nature Conservancy
of Hawai'i and included booths and displays, food and games, live music, and door prizes. Local radio
celebrities emceed the event and kept the fun rolling.
created by the USGS Flagstaff imaging group, are always a big hit.
Susie Cochran (USGS Pacific Science Center, Santa Cruz) and Ceil Roberts (University
of Hawai'i, Institute of Marine Biology, Coconut Island, HI) hosted the USGS booth and tables, focusing on
telling the community about the USGS Hawai'i Coral Reef project. In addition to posters and information, our
booth displayed underwater video footage from recent dive surveys, a computerized slide show, and 3-D aerial
photographs and SHOALS lidar images. We also had a board game for the keikis (kids) to help teach them
how their actions can affect coral reefs.
leads some eager minds through the Coral Reef Game at Moloka'i Earth Day Festivities.
Ceil Roberts (left)
explains how the Hawai'i Coral Reef Project uses aerial photography and other methods to
map the coral reefs of Moloka'i.
Judging by the constant stream of visitors to our booth, it was a successful evening. "Talking story" with local
residents provided a two-way flow of information. The event also allowed us to make contact with many other
groups and organizations on the island, which we hope will lead to future collaborations and studies.
in this issue:
Oil Seep Ecology
Oceanographic Instrument Recovery
Lidar Data Software
Moloka'i Earth Day
Earth Day in St. Pete
Florida Oceans Day 2001
Rocks for Teachers II
Delmarva Coastal Bays
Oceanology International Americas
Amy Farris: Physics Honors Day
Falmouth Road Race
Gaye Farris New President of NAGC
VisitorDr. Ingo Percher
Office of Communications
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