Pacific Island Lessons: Managing Resources with Resilience

NTBG - KCC Earth Matters public lecture series

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 – 5:30pm

The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) and Kaua‘i Community College (KCC) partnership continues on Tuesday, April 17 at 5:30 p.m. with the fourth in the Earth Matters public lecture series in the KCC Campus Center Cafeteria.

Join Limahuli Garden and Preserve Director Dr. Kawika Winter as he presents a talk on Pacific Island communities and the lessons they offer in the face of climate change. Dr. Winter will discuss research that examines indigenous communities in Hāʻena on Kauaʻi, Kaʻūpūlehu on Hawaiʻi Island, and Kubulau in Fiji. In his talk, Dr. Winter will explain how these communities are adapting their mountain-to-sea resource management and maximizing resilience. The National Science Foundation-funded research highlights the value of combining traditional resource management with modern research tools, offering valuable insights for resource managers and policy makers in the Pacific.

The Earth Matters public lecture series is being offered at the KCC Campus Center Cafeteria (behind the Performing Arts Center), Kaua‘i Community College, 3-1901 Kaumuali‘i Hwy., Līhu‘e, Hawai‘i. For questions about accessibility or to request special accommodations, please contact: Margaret Clark at (808) 332-7324 Ext 225 at least ten days in advance.

Earth Matters is one of many collaborations between the nonprofit National Tropical Botanical Garden and Kaua‘i Community College. Both NTBG and KCC share a common goal of quality education to truly change lives. NTBG is a not-for-profit institution, headquartered in Kalāheo. KCC, which is part of the University of Hawai‘i system, operates a large campus in Līhu‘e., Kaua‘i.

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