Papahanaumokuakea: Sacred name, place


The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is the largest conservation area in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world.

In 2010, the monument was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for both its natural and cultural value. Nakoa Goo is program coordinator for the Mokupapapa Discovery Center, the primary education and public outreach facility for the PMNM.

On Monday, at the Lyman Museum, he will share information and images from this extraordinary part of the Hawaiian archipelago, and about the people who help protect it for future generations.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; event starts at 7 p.m. Cost is $3 for nonmembers, free to museum members.

The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum is located at 276 Haili St. in Hilo.

Additional parking is available behind the museum at Hilo Union School. For additional information, call 935-5021 or visit www.lymanmuseum.org.

 

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