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OUR ISLAND ECOSYSTEMS

Saturday, Feb 24 2024, 10:00 AM

Schaefer International Gallery

The event welcomes learners of all ages to explore the fascinating ecosystems that make our islands so unique. Botanical and conservation experts will lead presentations and hands-on interactive stations that encourage thoughtful relationships with our natural resources and environments. Come and see rare botanical specimens no longer found in the wild, transplant native saplings for reforestation, extract plant seeds for a seed bank, try your hand at art-making processes using natural materials, learn about the island's water systems with an interactive map, and hear stories from conservationists about their extensive efforts to care for the wondrous flora and fauna of Maui’s ecosystem.
All for FREE to the public!

Participating Organizations Include:

East Maui Watershed Partnership
Hawaiʻi Plant Extinction Prevention Program
Hawaiʻi Snail Extinction Prevention Program
Maui County Stormwater Program
Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project
Maui Native Nursery
Treecovery

Exhibiting artist Zach Pezzillo will be in the gallery to share about his work photographing endemic species. Other offerings include lei-making and weaving activities with Lauren Shearer and Pōhaku Kahoʻohanohano, as well as a large-scale moku puzzle of Maui.

About the Sense of Place / Place of Sense  Exhibit:
This exhibition explores the multi-faceted meaning of community at a critical moment of change for Maui, looking at who we are in the present time and the promise we hold for the future. The gallery space offers built environments with activated themes of history, water, land, spirituality, and people. 
Click here for more information on this exhibit.




This exhibition is presented by Maui Arts & Cultural Center and funded by a grant from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding provided by County of Maui – Office of Economic Development.
 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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