Celebrating Earth Day and Native Hawaiian Plant Month with Kakou Collective, Kamehameha Schools and Hui Ku Maoli Ola
Happy Earth Day! Did you know that endemic plants play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of our planet's ecosystems? That's why it's so important to learn more about them, and what better way to do it than by attending an illustration workshop focused on them?
Not only will you be learning about these unique and important species, but you'll also be honing your artistic skills and creating beautiful illustrations to showcase their beauty.
Earth day just so happens to also fall within Native Hawaiian Plant Month, so this is a great opportunity to celebrate the unique flora of Hawaii and learn about the importance of preserving the islands' natural environment. Hui Ku Maoli Ola, a Native Hawaiian plant nursery, is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning more about native Hawaiian plants.
Rick Barboza (class of 1993) owner and founder of Hui Ku Maoli Ola along with myself (a proud class of 2007 alumna) were asked by our alma mater, Kamehameha Schools, to host an illustration workshop as part of Native Hawaiian Plant Month. The workshop provided an opportunity for students to learn about native Hawaiian plants and practice their illustration skills by creating artwork featuring the plants.
The event was a great success, with students learning about the importance of preserving the natural environment and gaining a greater appreciation for the beauty of native Hawaiian plants. It also served as a reminder that we all have a responsibility to protect Hawaii's unique ecosystem.
Overall, celebrating Native Hawaiian Plant Month is a great way to learn about the importance of preserving Hawaii's natural environment and the unique role that native Hawaiian plants play in that ecosystem. The illustration workshop at Hui Ku Maoli Ola was just one example of the many ways that we can celebrate and learn about native Hawaiian plants.
For more about the event, visit Kamehameha Schools event calendar here.
Mahalo to Kamehameha Schools for asking us to share our mana'o and to Hui Ku Maoli Ola for having us.