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Year of the Kāhuli: Celebrating Hawaiʻi’s Native Land Snails

July 26, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Kahuli Hawaiian land snail

2023 Summer Reading Challenge logoIn celebration of the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge!

2023 is officially the Year of the Kāhuli (Hawaiian land snails). A specialist from the State Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Forestry & Wildlife Division will share information about these beautiful jewels of the forest. See a display of various Kāhuli shells, go on a virtual field trip to the Snail Extinction Prevention lab, get a glimpse of the forests where these snails live, and view a brief screening of the new, award-winning documentary “Kāhuli.”

This free 45-minute program is suitable for ages 5 and older.

Photo credit: Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Forestry & Wildlife Division

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Program schedule is subject to change.


July 26, 2023
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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Adults, Children, Families, Teens


Hawaii – Naalehu
95-5669 Mamalahoa Hwy
Naalehu, HI 96772 United States
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