Hanauma Seminar Calendar & Recorded Talks

Hanauma Talks Seminars

Hanauma Bay Education Program partners with organizations across Hawaiʻi to showcase educational talks with leading researchers, environmental leaders, natural resource managers, and cultural practitioners.

Hanauma Talks You Tube

Archived seminar recordings can be viewed on the Hanauma Talks YouTube channel. (Hanauma Talks)

APRIL 2021 – “FOR THE BIRDS”

The Hawaiʻi Audubon Society is a nonprofit membership organization that fosters community values to protect and restore native wildlife and ecosystems and conserve natural resources through education, science, and advocacy in Hawai‘i and the Pacific.

April 1:

“Every Kolea Counts” presented by Susan Scott (Hawaiʻi Audubon Society)

April 8:

“Birds, not Mosquitos: Saving our Native Forest Birds” presented by Teya M. Penniman (Coordinator for Birds, Not Mosquitos Organization)

April 15:

“Act Locally, but think Globally: considering Multiple Ocean Drivers of Wedge-Tailed Shearwater Populations” presented by David Hyrenbach (Hawaiʻi Audubon Society)

April 22:

“Honolulu’s White Terns, the Trees They Breed in and the Arboriculture Community: An Urban Conservation Success Story” presented by Richard Downs, Director of Hui Manu-O-Kū, Hawaiʻi Audubon Society

April 29:

“Bird Watching and Photography in East Oahu” presented by Tom Fake, Hawaiʻi Audubon Society

 MARCH 2021 – “OFFICE OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY AND RESILIENCE”

 

 

March 4:

“Climate Ready O‘ahu: Preparing O‘ahu’s Communities for Climate Impacts” presented by Matthew Gonser (Chief Resilience Officer & Executive Director) and Ujay Siddharth (Climate Adaptation Research Analyst, AmeriCorps VISTA)

March 11:  

“What the CAP: Climate Action to Meet our Carbon Pollution Elimination Goals” presented by Nicola Hedge (Deputy Director) and Holly Kim (Energy Policy Analyst, Americorps VISTA)

March 18:

“Climate Resilience and Equity: The Nexus of Community-Center Solutions” presented by Laurien “LaLa” Nuss (Climate Resilience & Equity Manager) and Anna Mines (Community Equity Outreach Specialist, AmeriCorps VISTA)

** Just noticed that the slides have the “speakers” partially blocking the upper right section of the presentation. I apologize for theis mishap and will correct it for next weekʻs seminar.

March 25:

“Food for Thought: Security, Sustainability, and Equity” presented by Dexter Kishida (Food Security and Sustainability Program Manager) and Mia Farinas (Sustainable Food Policy Analyst, AmeriCorps VISTA)

Recorded Talks Archive

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FEBRUARY 2021 – “PAPAHĀNAUMOKUĀKEA MARINE NATIONAL MONUMENT”

JANUARY 2021 – “HEʻEIA NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE (NERR)”

January 21:

  • ʻOʻopu and ʻaeʻo and ʻamaʻama, oh my! Dreaming of native species abundance” presented by Shimi Rii (Research Coordinator, Heʻeia NERR) – Talk #1
  • E hinu auaneʻi nā nuku, He pōmaikaʻi ko laila. Where the mouths are shiny with fat, prosperity is there.” presented by Aka Beebe (M.S. graduate student, UH Mānoa Oceanography) – Talk #2
  • “From land to sea with loko iʻa in-between: understanding phytoplankton communities along a steep environmental gradient” presented by Sarah Tucker (Ph.D. graduate student, UH Mānoa, HIMB) – Talk #3

January 28:

  • “Characterizing the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia during the early 1800s” presented by Matt Kahoʻohanohano (M.S. graduate student, UH Mānoa, NREM) – Talk #1
  • “Deep in the Weeds: Restoring Heʻeia Wetlands” presented by Melissa Mau (TNC Marine Fellow) – Talk #2
  • “Changing Management Changes Water” presented by Alishia Orloff (M.S. graduate student, Yale School of the Environment) – Talk #3

DECEMBER 2020 – “UH SEA GRANT GRADUATE FELLOWS”

December 3:

  • “What’s that smell? Identifying sewage hot spots in Hilo, Hawaiʻi” presented by Joseph Nakoa III and Shayla Waiki, TCBES
  • “Lurking Below: A Study of Groundwater Contaminants in the Ewa Beach Plains.” presented by Matt Duff and John Cameron, Earth Sciences
  • “Coral reef halos: literally living on the edge” presented by Zack Rago, Marine Biology

December 10:

  • “Setting the table for aquaculture: what do baby fish eat?” presented by Emily Conklin & Cassie Kaʻapu-Lyons, Zoology
  • “Exploration of Geoscience through Place and Culture” presented by Tineill Dudoit, Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • “Modeling the benefits of agroforest restoration in Hawaiʻi, a land to sea approach” presented by Gina McGuire, Geography and Environment

December 17:

Gordon Grau Coastal and Marine Resource Management Fellowship Graduates

  • “Dealing with Large Scale Problems with Local Level Collaboration” presented by Amy Markel (Department of Aquatic Resources)
  • “Turn that brown upside down: Our cesspools as an opportunity” presented by Joachim Schneider

NOVEMBER 2020 – “UH SEA GRANT GRADUATE FELLOWS”

November 5:

  • “Do Hawaiian microbes eat their Leafy Greens?” presented by Becca Lensing
  • “What’s a beach day worth? Economic valuation of Waikiki Beach.” presented by Marcus Peng
  • “Ai ʻia e ka iʻa, ʻai ʻia e ke kanaka: Transfer of pollutants by fish” presented by Honour Booth

November 12:

  • “Rising Tides: Designing Waikiki for Sea Level Rise” presented by Josephine Briones and Ireland Castillo, Architecture
  • “The scoop on poop: investigating cesspool pollution in Hawaiʻi” presented by Nicolas Vanderzyl, Oceanography
  • “The Cost of Climate Change: Coastal plants at risk in Hawaiʻi” presented by Anna McCormick, TPSS

November 19:

  • “Samoan Hop-Scotch: A Giant Clam journey across the Samoan Archipelago” presented by Paolo Marra-Biggs, Marine Biology
  • “Dirty Groundwater: Linking underground pathways to our coastal waters” presented by Casey McKenzie, Earth Science
  • “Kona: where groundwater links biology, culture, and practice” presented by Veronica Gibson, Botany

OCTOBER 2020 – NOAA HAWAIIAN MONK SEAL RESEARCH PROGRAM

October 1:

“The Ins and Outs of Seal Hook Removal” presented by Claudia Cedillo, Veterinary Technician

October 8:

“How reduced and degraded island habitat affects the long-term viability of the monk seal population at French Frigate Shoals” presented by Dr. Jason Baker, Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center

October 15:

“Pearl and Hermes Reef: Seal Paradise or Peril?” presented by Hope Ronco, Research/Logistics Technician, JIMAR

October 22:

“NOAA research ranges land-to-sea to understand risks of toxoplasmosis in Hawaiian Monk Seals” presented by Dr. Stacie Robinson, Research Ecologist

October 29:

“Meet your neighbor island Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Program” presented by Nicole Davis & Jamie Thomton, NOAA Marine Mammal Response Network Island Coordinators

SEPTEMBER 2020 – NOAA MARINE SEA TURTLE PROGRAM

September 3

“Turtle Odyssey” narrated by Russell Crowe (~41 minutes long)

September 10

“Status and trends of Honu, or green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas), in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument” presented by Marylou Staman, Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program (MTBAP)

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September 17

“Sea Turtles in the Main Hawaiian Islands – Biology, Research, and Conservation” presented by Christina Coppenrath, Field and Laboratory Research Associate, Grantee with JIMAR in support of Marine Turtle Biology and Assessment Program, Protected Species Division

September 24

“Partnerships in Sea Turtle Recovery: A Pacific-Wide ‘Ohana” presented by Irene Kelly, Sea Turtle Recovery Coordinator, NOAA Fisheries – Pacific Islands Region

AUGUST 2020 – VOICE OF THE SEA

August 6

“Voice of the Sea: Hanauma Bay Zoominar – Education and Research during COVID-19” presented by Kanesa Seraphin, Hanauma Bay Education Program Staff and University of Hawaiʻi Researchers

August 13

“Voice of the Sea: Hanauma Bay Zoominar – Cesspool Issues Rising” presented by Kanesa Seraphin and University of Hawaiʻi Researchers

August 20

“Voice of the Sea: Hanauma Bay Zoominar – Coral Restoration Nursery” presented by Kanesa Seraphin, Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and University of Hawaiʻi Researchers

August 27

“Voice of the Sea: Hanauma Bay Zoominar – Saving the Kiwikiu with the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project” presented by Kanesa Seraphin, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project researchers, and endangered species experts

JULY 2020 – APEX PREDATORS

July 2

“Little Sharks, Big World: Genetic Insights into Horn Shark Dispersal & Migration” by Sean Canfield (ToBo Lab – HIMB)

July 9

“The grainy fisheries management of Silky Shark, a genetic perspective” presented by Derek Kraft (ToBo Lab – HIMB)

July 16

“Impacts of shark viewing ecotours on the ecology of coastal sharks in Hawaiʻi” presented by Julia Hartl (HIMB)

July 23

“Working with industry to improve post-release survival of sharks incidentally captured in commercial fisheries” presented by Dr. Melanie Hutchinson (JIMAR) 

July 30

“Jonathan Birdʻs Blue World: Shark Biology” presented by Jonathan Bird

JUNE 2020 – MĀLAMA MAUNALUA

June 11

“Cutting edge restoration to rehabilitate reefs in Maunalua Bay” by Carlo Caruso (HIMB)

June 18

“How clean is Maunalua Bayʻs water?” by Kim Falinski (The Nature Conservancy)

June 25

“Protecting the Forests to Protect the Region” by JC Watson (Koʻolau Mountains Watershed Partnership) & Tyrone Montayre (Protect and Preserve Hawaii)

MAY 2020 – COASTAL HAZARDS AND THREATS IN HAWAIʻI

APRIL 2020 – COASTAL SEABIRDS & SHOREBIRDS  co-hosted by the Hawaiʻi Audubon Society

April 2

“The Miracle of Midway: A Million Albatrosses and Counting” by Susan Scott, Hawaiʻi Audubon Society

MAY 2020 – HAWAIʻI SEA GRANT ONLINE EVENT

May 6  (WEDNESDAY)  –   Premieres 12 noon HST

Voice of the Sea – Hawaiʻi Sea Grant – YouTube live chat and watch party premiere.

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