DLNR MEDIA ADVISORY: Kamehameha butterfly expert to meet with Ala Wai Elementary students

Posted on May 10, 2017 in Latest News

Ala Wai Elementary School invites the media to a presentation by DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife entomologist Dr. William Haines on the increasing population of the Hawai‘i State Insect; the Kamehemeha Butterfly.  Second graders are replicating research done by Haines and his team and as one student put it, “I can’t believe we are so smart like Dr. Haines and we are only 7 years old.”

What:

Media Availability

When:

Thursday, May 11, 2017

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Where:

Lori Maihui’s second grade class, Ala Wai Elementary School

Who:

  • William Haines, entomologist, DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife
  • Ala Wai Elementary Second Graders

Interested media please contact: Joyce_luka@notes.k12.hi.us or call 382-6132

Resources:

HD Video of Butterfly release at Kawainui Marsh:

https://vimeo.com/214235903

Photographs of Butterfly release at Kawainui Marsh and State Insectary:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2t4p6gu34220389/AABPtqLKBwU7O4RoN-ihrUQha?dl=0

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DLNR Media Contact:

Dan Dennison

Senior Communications Manager

(808) 587-0407

Dan.w.dennison@hawaii.gov