Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:30pm
Join Susan Scott for a book release and presentation for her latest book, “Hawaii’s White Tern, Manu-o-Ku, an Urban Seabird” on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:30pm at Volcano Art Center Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.
During the evening, the book will be available for purchase, with Susan donating her royalties to the Hawai‘i Audubon Society, where she has been a member since 1988. Susan will also give a slide show called, “It Takes a Hui: How citizen scientists, researchers, government employees, educators, wildlife groups, writers, photographers, tree trimmers, birders, office workers, condo dwellers and others have come together to help Hawaii’s White Terns.”
In 1961, a pair of White Terns laid an egg and raised Oahu’s first White Tern chick near Hanauma Bay. Since then the birds’ numbers in Honolulu have steadily increased. In 2007 the White Tern, also known by its Hawaiian name, Manu-o-Kū, was designated the official bird of the City and County of Honolulu. Today, White Terns are a common sight in Honolulu and the photogenic birds are gaining in popularity as their range increases. In bringing together data about White Terns from here and abroad, marine biologist Susan Scott has crafted a reliable, informative resource filled with remarkable photographs for anyone curious about Manu-o-Kū.
This event is free, although a $5 donation to Volcano Art Center is greatly appreciated. For more information, please call VAC at (808) 967-8222 or visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.
This evening is part of a once-a-month Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment. The series is intended to inspire and enhance your appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.