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Celebrate Earth Month at the 14th annual Mauka to Makai Environmental Virtual Expo. Presented by the Waikīkī Aquarium, City and County of Honolulu’s Department of Facility Maintenance and the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health Clean Water Branch, the free family-friendly expo goes virtual once again, promoting the importance of keeping our island home clean and pollution-free, from the mountaintops to the sea.

“We’re excited to co-host Mauka to Makai virtually once again in an effort to raise awareness of the environmental issues facing our island home,” said Andrew Rossiter, Waikīkī Aquarium director. “Protecting our natural resources takes community effort and we welcome the public to join us to learn ways to care for our natural resources and wildlife.”

Throughout the month of April, participants will enjoy cultural entertainment, and interactive virtual educational activities from a variety of organizations, including hands-on learning and arts and crafts that showcase ways to protect and preserve Hawaiʻi’s natural environment.

Mauka to Makai is open to the public with a complimentary native plant giveaway courtesy of The Garden Club, and swag bag pick-up at Waikīkī Aquarium on April 22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The swag bags include educational materials, keiki activities and more. Items are available while supplies last. One native plant and swag bag offered per family.

Advanced registration is required. To register for the bag pick-up and to participate in this year’s expo, visit

The Waikīkī Aquarium is a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa research facility.

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