Left to right, Hiilei Hamberg, event organizer Joni Ito, and Kealaulua Perry

By Léo Azambuja

Fifth graders from several schools throughout the island had a good look at what it means to work in the conservation field and food production April 25.

The Annual Agriculture and Environmental Awareness Day, an event running for more than two decades, gives the children a chance to interact with several local agencies working with agriculture and the environment. The children participate in a series of lectures from the different agencies, and are encouraged to ask questions.

The event held on the grounds of the University of Hawai‘i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources in Wailua, was organized by Joni Ito, and sponsored by CTAHR and the Kaua‘i Farm Bureau.