Hawaii is home to many spectacular animals and plants found no where else. Over the years, there has been increased habitat loss and many other threats to native wildlife and plants. Learn what is being done to restore native forests and to conserve endangered bird species on the Big Island as Amy shares participated in some of these conservation efforts, including collaborations between the government and NGOs. Find out how some projects are addressing the impact of invasives in order to help with the recovery of native plants and animals.
Amy will also address the effect of recent volcanic activity on the Big Island and its marine ecosystems. She will also share some of her encounters with some of Hawaii's local marine life.
Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only. Pre-registration required for dinner by 3pm Wednesday, December 4.