January 19, 2018 to February 17, 2018 All Day

Kukui Grove Center

3-2600 Kaumualii Hwy, Lihue

(808) 245-7784



UH Mānoa Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service,  Hawaiʻi Department of Land & Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Aquatic Resources, Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) Natural Resources Program, US Fish and Wildlife Service and Kukui Grove Center have partnered to design and create an educational innovation space and programs highlighting “The Ocean Around Us.”

Events are free and open to the public and include visiting speakers, panel discussions, informational displays, documentary screenings, keiki and ʻohana activities and a poster contest to promote awareness, exploration and understanding of the diverse aspects of Kauaʻi’s ocean environment.  The fun starts this weekend!

On Saturday, January 20th,  join Jean Souza, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary for a 10:00am – noon Free Training and Humpback Whale Lecture for new volunteers wishing to participate in the Sanctuary Ocean Count on Kauai on January 27th. This is the first shore based monitoring count of the season of humpback whales and other marine creatures.

Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm there will be a public showing of Award winning movie Humpback Whales by documentary filmmakers MacGillivray Freeman Films. Humpback Whales incorporates impossible photography, entertaining music, and an instructional narrative that creates a positive visceral experience. Footage filmed in Hawaii, Tonga and Alaska. Narrated by Ewan McGregor. The film is appropriate for members of the public of all ages.

Following the film, keiki of all ages are invited to participate in a “Make and Take” Whale and Fish craft activity at 3:00pm.  Ask about the Kinolau O Kanaloa Poster Contest for students K-12.

All activities are held at Kukui Grove Center suite E10, directly behind the Exhibition area (between Kauai Film Academy and Deja Vu Surf).  For more information please email like us on Facebook, or call 977-8677.