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News and Events from the National Tropical Botanical Garden

The National Tropical Botanical Garden has an immediate Full Time opening for a Plant Records Manager. This position will be based at the Horticulture Center in Lawai Valley.

The Plant Records Manager is primarily responsible for the continued accurate and complete documentation of the living plant collections. The position's products/services are essential to the continuing management and operation of the botanical garden. The position assists the Curator in data gathering and analysis of the Garden's plant collections, and ensures the NTBG conforms to the highest standards of museum practices by fully documenting the living plant collections. The Plant Records Manager maps and inventories the collection, and assists with plant selection and plant health care.

Deadline to submit: Open until filled

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

National Tropical Botanical Garden
Attn: Human Resources
3530 Papalina Rd.
Kalaheo, HI 96741

Phone: (808) 332-7324 ext. 229
FA...
NTBG's Governing Board and Trustees Emeritus...
2017 Education and Internship Opportunities at National Tropical Botanical Garden for Science Teachers, Journalists, and Horticulture Students.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is now accepting applications for its Environmental Journalism Program, Science Teachers Enrichment Program, and Horticulture Internship Program. The three programs are offered independent of one another, each at NTBG's national headquarters and gardens in Hawai'i.

NTBG's Environmental Journalism (EJ) Program (May 1 - 5) is being offered on Kaua'i for journalists covering science and the environment in broadcast, print, and online media. The EJ Program provides a deep background in science-based tropical ecology, conservation, and related subjects in order to enhance the accuracy of reporting on environmental issues. The five-day immersive program includes field trips and outdoor activities along with classroom discussions. Applications for the EJ Progra...
Happening at The Kampong!
Mountainfilm Festival
November 18-19, 2016


Mountainfilm uses the power of film, art,
and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

Mountainfilm Miami will screen two new features:
Ryan Peterson's "The Super Salmon",
and the South Florida premiere of Shelley Schulze's
"E.O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men",
which will be followed by a panel discussion
with documentary filmmaker Shelley Schulze.


For information and tickets: mountainfilmmiami.org....
The Kampong Lecture Series Presents
"Dr. Fairchild's Laboratory at The Kampong - A Work in Progress"
by Artist Mark Dion


Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Lecture


Free to Members; $10 donation requested from non-members

Reservations required: kampong@ntbg.org
(305) 442-7169
...
Come see us at Kaua'i's 10th annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway on November 5.

Arbor Day on Kaua'i
Saturday, November 5, 2016
9 a.m. - Noon (or until all plants are given away)
Kuku'i Grove Shopping Center - Parking Lot behind K-Mart


The public is encouraged to come early! There are a limited number of each species to ensure a variety of plants to suit many areas and uses, so those present when the gates open get the widest selection of plants. It's first come, first served. Event closes when all trees are distributed.

Don't forget to stop by and "talk story" with horticulturists, conservationists, environmental educators. NTBG hopes to see you there!!!...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kalāheo, Kaua'i, Hawai'i (October 20, 2016) - 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 the forefront in the years-long effort to attract the Congress to Hawai'i, the first time in the 67-year history of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature this global event has taken place in the United States. He will discuss how the state successfully bid against international competition to secure the 10-day conference which drew more than 10,000 attendees from 192 countries.

In his talk, Chipper will examine how Hawai'i's rich endemic flora and fauna, strong conservation community, and deep ties between Hawaiian culture and the environment shap...
"What in the World" 2016 Lecture Series
National Tropical Botanical Garden and Kaua'i Community College
present
"How the World Conservation Congress
changed Hawai'i and the World"
a free public lecture by
Chipper Wichman,
NTBG's Director and CEO


Hear how Hawai'i came to host the largest conservation gathering in the world, who attended, what was achieved, and how the global gathering will change conservation in the years ahead.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 5:30 p.m.
Cafeteria, KCC Campus Center
3-1901 Kaumuali'i Highway, Līhu'e


For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Margaret Clark at (808) 332-7324 ext. 225 at least 10 days in advance.

Both NTBG and KCC share a common goal of quality education to truly change lives....

Kauai Festivals and Events

Kauai Festivals

Since 1988, Hui o Laka/Kokee Museum has hosted “Eo e Emalani i Alakai” to commemorate an historic event honoring Queen Emma’s 1871 visit to Kokee and Alakai Swamp. Each year people are chosen to represent Queen Emma, Kaluahi, and attendants. Invited hula halau from around the state and Japan honor their queen with dances and chants honoring Kaleleonalani – Traveler of the Mountains. The event starts at 10am along with exhibits, crafts and snack sales in the Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow. After the Queen’s party ride into the Meadow at noon, a dozen halau perform dances and chants honoring Queen Emma. There is no admission although donations are accepted at the Kokee Museum. Parking is extremely limited with car pooling strongly suggested. Shuttle service is in the works from Kekaha and Waimea Neighborhood Centers. This year’s event is sponsored by Hui o Laka, Hawaii Tourism Authority, County of Kauai. New event furnishings were supplied through the Kekaha Host Community Benefit Program – Kokee is Kekaha’s backyard! DETAILS: Eo E Emalani i Alakai Location: Kanaloahuluhulu Meadow, mile marker 15 Kokee Rd. Date: Saturday, October 8th 2016 Time: 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: October 8, 2016, 12:00 am
E Komo Mai! It’s the place to be when you’re looking for a Hawaii made product. Shop with confidence and enjoy the wide array of local Kauai artisans and crafters that the Kauai Island Crafters Fair bring to their events. Each artisan and crafter showcase their high standards of quality made craftsmanship into their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American traditional & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, hakus & hairclips, Hawaiian tapa prints & bags just to name a few. Proceeds to benefit The Kauai Veteran's Club. Email kauaiislandcf@hotmail.com or text 808.635.4314 DETAILS: Kauai Island Crafters Fair Location: The Kauai Veteran's Center, 3215 Kapule Highway, Lihue, HI Date: Saturday, October 1st 2016 Time: 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: October 1, 2016, 12:00 am
The Kapa`a Business Association presents Kauai’s 20th Annual Coconut Festival Saturday October 1st and Sunday October 2nd at Kapa`a Beach Park! Celebrate all that is Coconut with unique coconut crafts, coconut games, delicious coconut foods and contests with some of the best crafters, artists and entertainers in Hawaii!. Enjoy non stop music, taiko drummers, hula, and fun. Live music Saturday and Sunday. Lots of fun for keiki too. With a children’s stage, petting zoo, inflatables and coconut activities. Cooking demos by some of the island’s best chefs. DETAILS: 17th Annual Coconut Festival Location: Kapaa Beach Park Date: Saturday, October 1st 2016 Time: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: October 1, 2016, 12:00 am
Grove Farm museum and the Waioli Mission House will also participate in the Smithsonian Magazine’s free museum day, which will be on Saturday, September 24, 2016. DETAILS: Free Museum Day Location: Grove Farm Museum Date: Saturday, September 24th 2016 Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: September 24, 2016, 12:00 am
The 18th annual Kaua'i Powwow In Paradise will be held on September 23rd,24th,25th, 2016. This event is located on the east side of the island at the beautiful Kapaa Beach Park in downtown Kapaa. This is a free family event with special Native American crafting and education tents; Native American drumming, organic Fry Bread food booth, and hand-made one of a kind Native American art and crafts. Also a special Hawaiian blessing and Grand Entry parade. DETAILS: Powwow In Paradise Location: Kapaa Beach Park Date: Friday, September 23rd 2016 Time: 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: September 23, 2016, 12:00 am
The festival is a week-long Sept. 18-24 celebration, of Hawaiian culture and includes music contest, 3-day hula competition, craft fair and workshops at locations around the island of Kaua’i. 2016 Kaua’i Mokihana Festival: (all events at Kaua’i Beach Resort unless otherwise noted) For detailed information on events and locations visit maliefoundation.org. TICKETS and more information available online: MalieFoundation.org Sponsors Include: Hawaii Community Foundation, Hawaiian Airlines, A&B Foundation, Kukui'ula Development Co. DETAILS: Location: Date: Sunday, September 18th 2016 Time: 01:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: September 18, 2016, 12:00 am
Savor an evening under the start, featuring delectable wines, island-inspired cuisine from the island's top chefs. Dynamic entertainment by Jazz Artists. Silent Auction to support the Kauai Lifeguard Association. Please contact the concierge at 808-827-8808 for more information or to purchase tickets. DETAILS: 7th Annual Jazz & Wine Festival Location: Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas Date: Saturday, September 17th 2016 Time: 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: September 17, 2016, 12:00 am
E Komo Mai! It’s the place to be when you’re looking for a Hawaii made product. Shop with confidence and enjoy the wide array of local Kauai artisans and crafters that the Kauai Island Crafters Fair bring to their events. Each artisan and crafter showcase their high standards of quality made craftsmanship into their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American traditional & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, hakus & hairclips, Hawaiian tapa prints & bags just to name a few. Proceeds to benefit The Kauai Veteran's Club. Email kauaiislandcf@hotmail.com or text 808.635.4314 DETAILS: Kauai Island Crafters Fair Location: The Kauai Veteran's Center, 3215 Kapule Highway, Lihue, HI Date: Saturday, September 17th 2016 Time: 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: September 17, 2016, 12:00 am
Princeville Night Market is a monthly festival, held every second Sunday, featuring live music and local artisans at the Princeville Shopping Center. Discover 40+ local artisans as you walk around the grounds. Listen to live music from several different bands. Find pottery, paintings, photography, apparel, jewelry, wood workers and more! DETAILS: Princeville Night Market Location: Princeville Shopping Center Date: Sunday, September 11th 2016 Time: 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: September 11, 2016, 12:00 am
Kauai marathon and Half Marathon DETAILS: Kauai Marathon 2016 Location: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa and Poipu Date: Sunday, September 4th 2016 Time: 06:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: September 4, 2016, 12:00 am
You now have a Google Plus account. In this class, you will learn how to use this platform effectively. We will cover Google Plus About Page set-up, HangOuts, circle filtering, styling your writing, notifications, authorship and a follow-up on concepts from the introduction class, including how to +mention and address posts. All Google Plus classes include membership in the valuable OCET Google Plus circle. DETAILS: Social Media for Business: Intermediate Google Plus Location: Kauai Community College-OCET Date: Friday, August 26th 2016 Time: 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: August 26, 2016, 12:00 am
Princeville Night Market is a monthly festival, held every second Sunday, featuring live music and local artisans at the Princeville Shopping Center. Discover 40+ local artisans as you walk around the grounds. Listen to live music from several different bands. Find pottery, paintings, photography, apparel, jewelry, wood workers and more! DETAILS: Princeville Night Market Location: Princeville Shopping Center Date: Sunday, August 14th 2016 Time: 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: August 14, 2016, 12:00 am
E Komo Mai! It’s the place to be when you’re looking for a Hawaii made product. Shop with confidence and enjoy the wide array of local Kauai artisans and crafters that the Kauai Island Crafters Fair bring to their events. Each artisan and crafter showcase their high standards of quality made craftsmanship into their work. Fine products like Niihau & sunrise shell jewelry, bone & wood carvings, paintings & prints, note cards, sun catchers, American traditional & Hawaiian quilts & futons & blankets, sewn gifts, silk floral arrangements, fragrant floral soaps, wearable art, Hawaiian dolls, hakus & hairclips, Hawaiian tapa prints & bags just to name a few. Proceeds to benefit The Kauai Veteran's Club. Email kauaiislandcf@hotmail.com or text 808.635.4314 DETAILS: Kauai Island Crafters Fair Location: The Kauai Veteran's Center, 3215 Kapule Highway, Lihue, HI Date: Saturday, August 13th 2016 Time: 08:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: August 13, 2016, 12:00 am
The Paradise Ride Kaua‘i is Malama Pono Health Services Kauai’s signature fundraising event to promote the mission to provide individualized compassionate health care services and education to meet the evolving needs of those on Kauai. Join the ride , help Malama Pono Health Services and enjoy Condé Nast’s voted top-10 ranked island destinations in the world. DETAILS: Paradise Ride Location: Courtyard Marriott Date: Saturday, August 6th 2016 Time: 07:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: August 6, 2016, 12:00 am
Heiva I Kaua`i is a colorful and exciting 2-day Tahitian cultural festival presented annually the first weekend in August which features competitions for solo Tahitian dancing for children and adults from age 4 years to 50+, and group competition in traditional and contemporary Tahitian dancing and drumming. An exciting part of the festival is the audience participation in Tahitian dance and coconut husking contests. The 15th annual Heiva I Kaua`i will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 6th and 7th from 10 am to 5 pm at the Kapa`a Beach Park on Kuhio Highway in Kapa`a, Kaua`i. The event is affordable for the whole family at $6 per person per day, with children 6 and under, admitted free. Tickets are available on event days at the gate. An interesting array of Polynesian arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing and food will be sold, with special emphasis on Tahitian products. DETAILS: Heiva I Kaua`i 2016 Location: Kapa`a Beach Park Date: Saturday, August 6th 2016 Time: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: August 6, 2016, 12:00 am
Did you know that YouTube is a search engine? Your prospective customers go to YouTube to search on topics that could be answered by your business. iPhone and Android smart phone videos can be loaded directly to YouTube. You will learn how to set up a YouTube channel and integrate YouTube into your website and other social media platforms. GooglePlus is not yet a vibrant social network but it is important to your business because like YouTube, it is Google so it helps your business get found. Learn the basics of how to set up and use Google Plus. DETAILS: Social Media for Business: Google Plus and YouTube Location: Kauai Community College-OCET Date: Friday, August 5th 2016 Time: 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: August 5, 2016, 12:00 am
Kauai’s Red Clay Jazz Festival, August 3-6, features U.S. mainland, Oahu and Kauai jazz performers playing island-wide at different venues and culminates with an ocean-front main concert on August 6th at the Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach. The legendary percussionist, Pete Escevedo and his septet, from California, will headline Saturday’s concert, along with Adagio, a quartet from Oahu and Jazz Kanikapila from Kauai. Performances start at 4 p.m. and last until 9 p.m. Tent seating will be available, along with bring-your-own beach chair seating. Adding to this string of extraordinary jazz entertainment will be six food booths dishing out a variety of choices created by some of the island’s top chefs. Tickets will be on sale, starting February 15th with an early-bird rate of $40. For more information and tickets, go to http://redclayjazz.org. DETAILS: Red Clay Jazz Festival Location: Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach Date: Wednesday, August 3rd 2016 Time: 04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: August 3, 2016, 12:00 am
You have a Twitter account but you realize you could be more effective. You will learn how to use Twitter tools, what to tweet about, how to participate in a Twitter chat, how to find people to interact with, what Klout is and why it matters. Example tweets, including those crafted during the session based on class participant business situations, will help you see what to do and what to avoid. DETAILS: Social Media for Business: Intermediate Twitter Location: Kauai Community College-OCET Date: Friday, July 29th 2016 Time: 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: July 29, 2016, 12:00 am
Koloa Plantation Days to be held July 22-31, 2016. Updated info to follow after the 2015 event is completed. Schedule of events should be similar to 2015. Mahalo! DETAILS: Koloa Plantation Days Location: Various in Koloa and Poipu Date: Friday, July 22nd 2016 Time: 09:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: July 22, 2016, 12:00 am
Full long weekend of Paniolo rodeo action along with food trucks serving local food, shopping, and fun. DETAILS: Koloa Plantation Days Rodeo 2016 Location: CJM Stables Date: Friday, July 22nd 2016 Time: 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: July 22, 2016, 12:00 am
Aloha and welcome to all visitors! Celebrate the local Japanese-American culture as never before. This event is the largest, grandest, and most colorful Bon Dance festival on the island. Experience traditions that have evolved in Hawaii over five generations. Japanese folk dancing, live singing and taiko drumming, traditional festival foods and local fare. Game booths for children, cultural exhibits and displays. Join in the fun. Gifts for visitors. DETAILS: Soto Zen Bon Festival Location: Soto Zen Temple grounds Date: Friday, July 22nd 2016 Time: 06:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: July 22, 2016, 12:00 am
8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Enjoy the thrill of world-class golf while making a difference in the community. All proceeds benefit Kauai's charitable organizations. 4 person scramble, 8am shotgun. To sign up, contact Jason Sessions at 808-827-8719 or Jason.sessions@westin.com DETAILS: Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas 8th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Location: Makai Golf Course Date: Sunday, July 17th 2016 Time: 08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: July 17, 2016, 12:00 am
Although Twitter is not yet popular on Kauai, travelers to Kauai from the US mainland, Canada and elsewhere may use it both to search for information and to talk about your offering. In this class you will learn how to set up your Twitter account and the basics of how to tweet, post photos on Twitter, find mentions of you and your business, and interact with customers. DETAILS: Social Media for Business: Introduction to Twitter Location: Kauai Community College-OCET Date: Friday, July 15th 2016 Time: 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: July 15, 2016, 12:00 am
Princeville Night Market is a monthly festival, held every second Sunday, featuring live music and local artisans at the Princeville Shopping Center. Discover 40+ local artisans as you walk around the grounds. Listen to live music from several different bands. Find pottery, paintings, photography, apparel, jewelry, wood workers and more! DETAILS: Princeville Night Market Location: Princeville Shopping Center Date: Sunday, July 10th 2016 Time: 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: July 10, 2016, 12:00 am
The Artisan Fair offers a great selection of quality hand-crafted products from over 35 of Kauai's finest Artisans. Photography! Jewelry! Hand sewn quilts! Wood Carvings! Pounded Mulberry bark! Local fruit jellies & sauces! Soaps & Candles! Original Oil Paintings! Specialty Salt Seasonings! & much more! DETAILS: Garden Isle Artisan Fair Location: Mano Kalanipo Park, Poipu Beach Date: Saturday, July 9th 2016 Time: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Author: Kauai Festivals
Posted: July 9, 2016, 12:00 am

Kauai Beaches conditions
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Current Beach Information for Poipu Beach Park, South Shore (Kauai)

Hawaii Beach Safety - Current Beach Alerts

Current statements, watches, advisories, and warnings for the island of Oahu. These advisories are distributed by City and County of Honolulu Lifeguard's, the National Weather Service, and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is closed each Tuesday.

The beach is closed. Access to the beach is limited to authorized personnel only. Obey posted signs and use caution around the area.

This alert is effective Dec 5 2017 (All day).
Posted: December 2, 2016, 5:27 pm

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is closed each Tuesday.

The beach is closed. Access to the beach is limited to authorized personnel only. Obey posted signs and use caution around the area.

This alert is effective Nov 21 2017 (All day).
Posted: December 2, 2016, 5:27 pm

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is closed each Tuesday.

The beach is closed. Access to the beach is limited to authorized personnel only. Obey posted signs and use caution around the area.

This alert is effective Nov 28 2017 (All day).
Posted: December 2, 2016, 5:27 pm

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is closed each Tuesday.

The beach is closed. Access to the beach is limited to authorized personnel only. Obey posted signs and use caution around the area.

This alert is effective Dec 12 2017 (All day).
Posted: December 2, 2016, 5:27 pm

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