Pacific Whale Foundation presents
Maui’s 33rd Annual World Whale Day Celebration
Saturday, February 16, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Kalama Park in Kihei, FREE admission
The festivities begin with Maui’s Parade of Whales at 9:00am. Maui’s Parade of Whales is the official launch of “World Whale Day.” The parade highlights the theme, “Be Whale Aware.” Begins at the corner of South Kihei Road and Alanui Keali’i Drive and moves northward, past Kalama Park to Waimaihaihai Street and the Kihei Public Library. Community groups and organizations, musicians and dance groups are invited to sign up in advance to be a part of the parade. For information, contact email@example.com or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
The festivities continue with World Whale Day, a free, all-day celebration that honors the humpback whales that come to Maui each winter. Enjoy live entertainment on the main stage by top Hawai’i recording stars and children’s entertainment on a second stage (including the legendary Hawaiian band Kalapana, plus the ever-popular Willie K, hula by Manute’a Nui E and other great acts). The day also features great food by Maui restaurants, a children’s carnival, a huge “Made on Maui” artisans fair, environmental displays and more.
Arrive hungry — there are food booths by local restaurants serving delicious fare, plus shave ice and cotton candy. Browse among the environmental displays and the huge artisans’ fair, featuring “made on Maui” crafts for sale. Kids love the Keiki Carnival, with bouncy rides and games.
And of course, check out the Wild & Wonderful Whale Regatta, where little rubber whales will be racing to determine the winner of free roundtrip airfare for two to Maui! Haven’t entered yet? Click here.
Free event parking and free shuttle service from 7:00 am to 7:30 pm at two locations in Kihei: Hope Chapel (on the corner of Pi‘ilani Highway and East Welakahao Street) and Azeka Place Mauka Shopping Center (on South Kihei Road, just north of Lipoa Street). View a map here.
Pacific Whale Foundation presents 4th Annual Keiki E.C.O. Day
Offers Outdoor Learning Opportunities for Maui Children
Friday, February 15
On February 15, Pacific Whale Foundation will kickoff its 4th Annual Keiki E.C.O. (Educating Children Outdoors) Day conference for Maui schoolchildren. “This year we will be expanding the conference from 250 students to about 325 children, with about 14 community partners leading workshops that model ways to use nature as your classroom,” says Karen Molina, Youth Education Manager at Pacific Whale Foundation. “We will kick the event off with our keynote speaker, followed by two workshops that wind up a powerful conservation message for Maui’s youth. Workshops are followed by a waste-free lunch contest and then we will rock out of Kalama Park with the “Banana Slug String Band,” Molina says. “We here at Pacific Whale Foundation love informing and inspiring students and teachers when it comes to ocean advocacy.”
For additional information about Pacific Whale Foundation’s Keiki E.C.O. Day, please visit www.pacificwhale.org or call (808) 249-8811 ext. 1.
Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) presents
Man of La Mancha
February 1-24, 2013
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm // Sundays at 2:00 pm
Steppingstone Playhouse, Queen Ka’ahumanu Center
Dream the impossible dream with madman Don Quixote in this extraordinary musical about one man’s quest for truth and valor. Join the director and cast for AfterWords, post-show discussions on February 17. $25 adults, $22 seniors, $18 students. Purchase tickets online, by phone, or at the customer service kiosk at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center. Call MAPA at 244-8760 for more information.
Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Starry Night Cinema – Babe Movie
Friday, February 15, 6:30 PM (gates open at 5 pm)
Maui Ocean Center
Keiki Story Time & Craft Hour
Saturdays at 11:30am – February, March, April
Maui Ocean Center, Maalaea Harbor, Hawaiians & the Sea Exhibit
Children ages 3-12 are invited to a delightful story time and craft hour in the Hawaiians & the Sea Exhibit. This activity is hosted by an Ocean Naturalist and includes making a fun, marine-themed craft for children to take home.
Saturday, February 16, 5:30pm to 8:00am next day
Maui Ocean Center, Ages 8-13
Spend the night at the Aquarium! Hands-on discovery lessons about Hawaiian marine life include observing the nocturnal behavior of sharks and rays, ocean-themed games and crafts, and more! Fee includes meals and souvenir. Reservations required.
Fins & Flippers Tour Upgrade
Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:30am – February, March, April
Maui Ocean Center, Maalaea Harbor, Ages 3 and up
Discover fascinating shark and sea turtle facts! This interactive, naturalist-guided encounter includes a behind-the-scenes look at the Aquarium and the chance to observe the feeding habits of sharks and sea turtles. Reservations recommended.
Thursdays and Sundays, 11:30am-1:30pm – February, March
Maui Ocean Center, All ages
A wet naturalist will share fascinating facts about Hawaii’s marine invertebrates (animals without backbones) at the Discovery Pool. Enjoy the chance to touch a few of the exhibit’s spineless creatures including sea stars and sea cucumbers.
College for Kids / College Bound’s Saturday Fun Series
Math in Everyday Life: Cooking Math
Saturday, February 16, 9:00-11:00am
Grades 4-6, $39
Laulima Building, UHMC
Fun Math with measuring and estimation with fractions, percentages, conversions, ounces/grams; nutrition info+eat what you cook! For more information visit www.edventuremaui.com.
Wonder of Learning Professional Development Workshop
What Brain Research Tells Us About Early Learners
5:30pm – 7:00pm
UH Maui Campus, Hale 218
$10 Students, $20 Professionals
Instructor: Kanani Kan Hai
To sign up call Ailina Laborte, Maui PATCH Coordinator, at 242-4786 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why infants, toddlers, and preschoolers do what they do? Why do they frustrate us and how do we prepare them for life? Taking a look into brain development will allow us to gain insight and be able to prepare our environments to suit their needs.
- Brain structure and growth – functions of the sections of the brain
- Outside contributors to brain growth or not – from conception to birth and beyond
- Stressors – hormones, drugs, syndromes – alcohol
- Pruning – rewiring