Decolonizing Science and Conservation
Bishop Museum’s Pau Hana Pū Kākou Talk Story Seminar Series:
Decolonizing Science and Conservation: Implications for Museums, Botanic Gardens, and Reserves
with Dr. Kawika Winter, Reserve Manager at He‘eia National Estuarine Research Reserve
Friday, January 22, 2021
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Dr. Winter will draw upon both Indigenous perspectives and his experiences as a resource manager, researcher, and administrator to speak about the need for and the challenges in decolonizing thinking and institutional operations. He will also explore what decolonization means for institutions like museums, botanical gardens, and nature reserves that exist in Indigenous places.
Dr. Kawika Winter has been working professionally in science and conservation in Hawai’i for more than 15 years in the realms of research, resource management, and policy. This includes his former tenure as Director of Limahuli Garden and Preserve in Ha’ena (Kaua’i) and his current tenure as the Reserve Manager at the He’eia National Estuarine Research Reserve (O’ahu), as well as seats on the State’s Endangered Species Recovery Committee, the Hawai’i Conservation Alliance’s Steering Committee, and the Advisory Council for the Hawaiian Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
The Pau Hana Seminar Series is a bi-weekly live stream program by Bishop Museum researchers, collection managers, and community affiliates. These programs provoke engaging conversations on a wide range of topics related to culture and history in Hawai‘i and the Pacific.
Online Event Details:
- The program will take place over Zoom, the free video conferencing software.
- A stable internet connection is required.
- The program waiting room will open at 3:55 pm and the presentation begins at 4:00 pm.
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