Back in May a group of Daisies from Girl Scout Troops 612 & 613 of Honolulu participated in a sleepover program here at the Bishop Museum. This group had the opportunity to help create a unique sculpture made out of trash collected in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. In this collaboration between the community and the Bishop Museum Education Department the Albatrash was created. This sculpture of a mōlī (Laysan albatross) was created hope to raise public awareness of the devastating impact that trash in the ocean has on marine life around the world, including here in the Hawaiian Islands.
Alongside the opening of “Journeys: Heritage of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands” a new science program will be offered throughout the exhibit’s run. Tales of Trash will allow you to take your class on an interactive adventure to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (NWHI). Discover what marine debris is, where it comes from and how it affects the turtles, birds and marine life in the NWHI through storytelling, puppets and hands-on activities. Examine real marine debris and bird boluses from the NWHI, and then identify ways you can help solve the marine debris problem.
This exciting new program is only here for a limited time, August 13, 2016 through January 29, 2017. Book your class trip today!