Pilina, a Hawaiian word meaning “union, connection, joining, fitting,” describes the objective of this first-ever Hawaiʻi Island Conservation Forum. We are coming together to connect our places, our people, and our work.
This is an opportunity for us all to come together on the Big Island — resource managers, community supporters, field crews, policy makers, research scientists — to share the work being done across our island to care for our natural resources, from the mountains to the sea.
Our island has excellent examples of how relationships help us create stronger, more lasting programs. Our presenters will share who they are and where they work, and inspire us with the way they do their work: building the capacity of their communities, forging new partnerships between the public and private sectors, and innovating new models for enterprise within the context of conservation.
We hope this forum will serve as a next step forward toward creating an island-wide conservation hui. Please join us and be a part of growing something big on our island.
Location: Kahilu Theater, Waimea
Schedule for the day
9:00-9:15 Registration & Coffee
9:15-11:45 Presentations by conservation groups
12:30-1:00 Featured Speaker
1:00-2:00 Discussion Forum
Cost: $10 per person (includes lunch)
Please reserve your place by November 4, 2013.
Click here to follow the link to the registration page.