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Go Fish!: The restoration of Oahu’s Paepae o Heeia Hawaiian Fishpond

posted by: Derek Paiva on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 10:53 AM Since 2001, the nonprofit Paepae o Heeia has been working alongside thousands of residents and visitors on the restoration of Heeia Fishpond. Whether your aim is to get dirty helping out or simply to visit, the centuries-old Hawaiian fishpond is a must-see marvel of human perseverance.  More
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A Life Aquatic: Exploring Undersea Maui with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment

posted by: Derek Paiva on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 10:19 AM Co-founded by ocean explorer, educator and environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, the kids’ eco-adventure program Ambassadors of the Environment 
offers entertaining lessons in Hawaii-centric earth sciences and sustainability.  More
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New, first-ever Hawaiian monk seal hospital helps save four seal pups

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 10:01 AM Ke Kai Ola, a new Hawaii Island rehabilitation hospital for Hawaiian monk seals, recently welcomed its first patients–four malnourished monk seal pups from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands named Kulia, Ikaika, Halai, and Makaala.   More
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park hosts “Explore Kahuku” hikes, annual cultural festival

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Jul 11, 2014 at 10:46 AM Check out the Kahuku unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, with free events offered July through September. On Hawaii Island this weekend? Visit the park’s 34th annual cultural fest featuring guided hikes exploring Kahuku’s rich cultural and environmental history.  More
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Expedition to Hawaii seamount Loihi seeks clues about creation of Earth, other worlds

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 10:25 AM A team of University of Hawaii researchers wrapped up studies today on the submerged Loihi seamount, off the coast of the Big Island. Their mission? Collecting deep-sea samples and creating detailed sea floor maps revealing the history of our world–and perhaps others, too.  More
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New app allows users to help preserve Kauai’s native rainforests as "couch conservationists"

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Jun 27, 2014 at 10:57 AM Volunteers using the Hawaii Nature Conservancy's Hawaii Challenge app on their computers or tablets use satellite imagery of a Kauai rainforest to tag species of invasive plants for real-life extermination. You can join in on the hunt.  More
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Hokulea voyaging canoe completes first leg of worldwide voyage, making landfall in Tahiti

posted by: Kristie Castanera on Fri Jun 20, 2014 at 11:24 AM Polynesian double-hulled voyaging canoe Hokulea and its sister canoe Hikianalia docked at Rangiroa, French Polynesia this week, completing the first leg of their three-year Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage.   More
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Sunshine Superman: Crafting pareo out of Hawaii flora with artist Bozo Pualoa

posted by: Tiffany Hill on Tue Jun 17, 2014 at 11:51 AM Oahu resident Bozo Pualoa III shares the craft of hand-designing Polynesian pareos, using forest flora, with all who want to learn. All that's needed is some artistic expression and a sunny day.  More
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Green Day: Exploring Hawaii Island's rare and remote Papakolea "Green Sand" Beach

posted by: Derek Paiva on Fri Jun 13, 2014 at 07:16 AM Three miles north of Ka Lae peninsula—the United States' southernmost landfall—is one of only four green sand beaches in the world, Papakōlea. Whether you hike or catch a bumpy ride to the remote stretch of olive sand, the destination is worth the effort.   More
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Bound by Poi: Community poi-pounding day with Kauai's Waipa Foundation

posted by: Catherine E. Toth on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 03:25 AM Community poi-making day is a longtime weekly tradition at the Waipa Foundation's unblemished ocean-to-mountain acreage on the Garden Isle's north shore. But it's only part of what the nonprofit aims to accomplish as steward of its rare property.  More
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Into the Woods: Mountain biking in Maui's Makawao Forest Reserve

posted by: Yvonne Biegel on Wed Jun 04, 2014 at 04:42 PM The trails of the Makawao Forest Reserve, on the cool, upper slopes of Haleakala volcano, are favorite escapes into nature for residents and visitors. Hikers abound here. But for two-wheeled adventurers, the forest is mountain-biking nirvana.  More
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HAWAII Magazine's "15 Great Hawaii Hiking Trails" guide

posted by: Derek Paiva on Fri May 16, 2014 at 02:11 PM We've compiled a 15-strong collection of our favorite Hawaii hiking trails, grouped for every level of trekking experience. You'll find them all in the May/June issue. Here, we share the details on three of 'em.  More
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Remembering Mauna Loa volcano's last eruption: 30 years ago this week

posted by: Derek Paiva on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 12:36 PM This Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the last eruption of the Big Island's Mauna Loa volcano, the world's largest active volcano. We take a look back in words and photos.   More
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Top 5 favorite Hawaii hiking trails

posted by: Derek Paiva on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 09:14 AM We asked our HAWAII Magazine Facebook reader ohana to answer the question: "What's your favorite Hawaii hiking trail?" Presenting their Top 5 picks, from a multi-day hike on Kauai to a hike through a once very active volcanic crater.  More
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New mobile app offers virtual tour of 800-year-old Hawaiian fishpond

posted by: Catherine E. Toth on Wed Feb 26, 2014 at 12:56 PM A new iPhone app created by the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology offers virtual visits of historic Heeia Fishpond, on Oahu's windward coast, wherever you are in the world.  More
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