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Celebrate Earth Day at Pohakuloa Training Area

The U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa Training Area invites the public to come celebrate Earth Day from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 20 at PTA.

This free event will include 10 separate stations with multiple hands-on activities, educational displays, informative briefings and live demonstrations. This year’s event will be highlighted by new community partners, Blue Planet Research and the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems Project, which will exhibit alternative energy options, an interplanetary rover and exciting developments in robotics.

Other popular attractions from previous Earth Day events will return, including PTA’s Natural Resources team, which will showcase its management of threatened and endangered species with interactive displays and games. Garden tours will include rare plants, such as Solanum incompletum, one of Hawaii’s few spiked plants. The Cultural Resources team will share and show how it manages and preserves cultural resources.

Visitors also can take a virtual lava tube habitation site tour, enjoy an interactive cave presentation or participate in a hands-on petroglyph activity. PTA’s Fire and Emergency Services will exhibit its firefighting equipment, specialized vehicles and an interactive exhibit on wild land fire prevention and suppression.

There also will be recycling, upcycling and ecology-oriented hands-on demonstrations.

The event is open to the public. Visitors must show current photo identification at the main gate. To best enjoy Earth Day at PTA, it’s recommended visitors bring a lunch.

Water will be freely available, but other options for food and beverages at PTA are limited and must be purchased.

For groups of 10 or more, for questions or concerns or for assistance with special accommodations, contact Eric Hamilton, PTA public affairs officer, at 969-2411, 824-1474 or


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