november, 2019

06nov6:00 pm7:30 pmA Tribute to Maui’s Living Coral Reefscoral reefs & hawaiian cultureGecko Guide:Culturally Significant,Eco-Friendly & Sustainable,Preservation & Conservation

Event Details

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

Maui Nui Marine Resource Council is proud to present “Ola Nā Papa i Pūlama ‘ia: A Tribute to Maui’s Living Coral Reefs” — a special evening event at ʻIao Theater bringing together Hawaiian culture and science to celebrate Hawaiʻiʻs coral reefs and promote better understanding of these remarkable undersea communities.

The evening will include a hula performance by local Maui hulau, Hula Alapa’i i Malu’ulolele of Ka ‘imi Na’auao o Hawai’i Nei plus multiple presentations by some of Hawaiʻi’s most noted coral experts, including a talk on uhu (parrotfish) by Dr. Mark Hixon (Hsiao Endowed Chair in Marine Biology at the Department of Biology, University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa), a talk on cockroach corals and sounds of the reef by Dr. Bob Richmond (Director of Kewalo Marine Lab at the University of Hawaiʻi Manoa) and the status of our local corals in the face of coral bleaching by Russell Sparks (Aquatic Biologist of the Division of Aquatic Resources of the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources).

Rhiannon Chandler-‘Īao will speak on the importance of corals in Hawaiian culture.

This event is part of Maui Nui Marine Resource Councilʻs “Know Your Ocean Speaker Series” funded in part by the County of Maui Mayorʻs Office of Economic Development. The event will take place on Nov. 6 at 6 pm at ‘Iao Theater.

Tickets are $5 (all inclusive) and are available at

Historic Iao Theater

68 N Market St, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Historic Iao Theater

68 N Market St