July 18, Saturday
Art Adventure: Palila Hike and Seed Collecting
Ka‘ohe Restoration Area
9am – 3:30pm
Explore Mauna Kea in partnership with the Hawai‘i Nei Art Contest! MKFRP’s Jackson Bauer will lead an inspiring nature hike to visit palila in their home of the māmane-naio high-elevation forest. We’ll start the day collecting seeds that will be used to restore this fragile habitat. Then in the afternoon, we’ll explore this unique forest searching for the critically endangered palila. There will be plenty of time for bird watching, sketching and soaking in this beautiful and unique Hawaiian landscape. Artists-at-heart are also welcome! Participants will be given a $5 coupon that can be used towards your Contest registration fee. The $10 fee benefits environmental education programs.