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Reflections on the World Conservation Congress with NTBG Director Chipper Wichman

Join Chipper Wichman on Tuesday, November 1 as he shares the history, execution, and the far-reaching impacts of the recent World Conservation Congress (WCC). This free talk will start at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Kaua‘i Community College Campus Center. Chipper, Director and CEO of the nonprofit National Tropical Botanical Garden, was at [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:18+00:00 October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i Conservation Expo

By Halli Holmgren Halli Holmgren is seen here with Heather Abbey Tonneson, refuge manager for the Kaua‘i National Wildlife Refuge Complex, during the Kaua‘i Conservation Expo at McBryde Gardens, Lawa‘i. The National Tropical Botanical Garden in Lawa‘i, in partnership with the Kaua‘i Conservation Alliance, hosted the Kaua‘i Conservation Expo Sept. 7. The event, [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:19+00:00 October 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Long Ago and Far Away: the Extraordinary Journey of Hawai‘i‘s Canoe Plants

Long Ago and Far Away: the Extraordinary Journey of Hawai‘i‘s Canoe Plants Free lecture series resumes on September 13 at KCC “Long Ago and Far Away: the Extraordinary Journey of Hawai‘i’s Canoe Plants” is a free public lecture by Mike DeMotta, curator of living collections at the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG), on Tuesday, September [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:23+00:00 September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Kaua‘i’s Conservation Efforts Continue to Shine

By Ruby Pap Kupu Conservation Intern Susan Deans is seen here in Hanakāpī‘ai Valley, Nāpali Coast. Photo by Seana Walsh/NTBG This month, the world’s largest environmental and nature conservation event is being held in Honolulu. The selection of Hawai‘i as host for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:23+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Conservation Experts to Red List Hawai‘i Plants Statewide Push to Share Status with Global Community

Conservation Experts to Red List Hawai‘i Plants Statewide push to share status with global community Conservationists statewide have banded together in an unprecedented collaboration to target over half of Hawai‘i’s native plants for the IUCN1 Red List of Threatened Species. In August 2015, the Hawaiian Plant Specialist Group met on Kaua‘i for a workshop spearheaded by the National [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:25+00:00 August 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Why Some Seeds Sleep and Others Don’t, Part of the NTBG-KCC Lecture Series

Why Some Seeds Sleep and Others Don’t Free Talk on May 24 at KCC “The Nature of Seeds: Why Some Seeds Sleep and Other Curious Questions” is the title of a free public lecture by Dr. Carol Baskin on Tuesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at the KCC Campus Center in Puhi. The fifth [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:34+00:00 May 12th, 2016|0 Comments

NTBG’s Breadfruit Director Nationally Recognized Dr. Diane Ragone to receive The Garden Club of America’s Medal of Honor

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is pleased to announce that The Garden Club of America (GCA) has named Dr. Diane Ragone, Director of NTBG’s Breadfruit Institute, as the recipient of its 2016 Medal of Honor. The medal, which is given for outstanding service to horticulture, will be presented in a ceremony at GCA’s annual meeting in Minneapolis on [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:35+00:00 May 11th, 2016|0 Comments

For Kauai Calendar Events

Calendar Events for May 2016 See all of these events and more on the For Kauai Calendar  May 6-July 10, 9:30am-3:30 pm Nature Connects: Art with Lego Bricks in McBryde Garden Using 370,000 individual LEGO® bricks, the renowned artist and children’s author Sean Kenney has created 14 enchanting, nature-inspired sculptures. Self guided tour. $30/15. Info [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:36+00:00 April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

NTBG to Open Free Art Exhibition in March, Paintings and Poetry by Geraldine King Tam and Reuben Tam

National Tropical Botanical Garden has announced the opening of a free art exhibition on March 28 entitled “A Rainbow Came Down.” The two-month exhibition will feature the works of renowned artists Geraldine King Tam and Reuben Tam and be open to the public most weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m., as well as during two special Saturday showings on April [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:40+00:00 March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

‘Language of Flowers, Hawaiian Style’ at KCC Tuesday

Molly “Ka‘imi” Summers The National Tropical Botanical Garden is holding a special presentation on Hawaiian plants at the Kaua‘i Community College campus in Puhi Tuesday evening. Molly “Ka‘imi” Summers will be the featured speaker at “Language of Flowers, Hawaiian Style,” a free presentation open to the public in the KCC cafeteria, as part [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:45+00:00 February 7th, 2016|0 Comments