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HTA Helps Fund Hawaii Biological Survey At Bishop Museum

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  In our Hawaii Garden and Forest segment, we take you out on the grounds of the Bishop Museum at Kapalama. The Hawaii Tourism Authority is helping to fund programs that are helping to keep the Hawaii Biological Survey up to date.

Its an inventory of plants found across the state and as part of the outreach museum staff are restarting tours of the native gardens on the Kapalama campus that were planted almost a decade ago.

We went along on last month’s inaugural tour led by research specialist who's been at the museum for 35 years.

This weekend Bishop Museum staff will hold two garden tours as part of Science Discovery day on  March 17th. That happens to be St Paddy’s Day so Get your green on and get out into the garden-- The program will spotlight Hawaii’s “Flies and Ferns.”  And there will be activities for the kids in the garden that day.  


Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at
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