Lecture is Friday at KCC theater

Susan Middleton, half of the Emmy-Award-winning duo with David Liittschwager, is on Kaua‘i, and is making several public appearances regarding two of their publications and exhibits.

She appears on KKCR’s garden show from noon to 1 p.m. today, and presents a slide presentation, lecture and short film about the making of the pair’s book, “Archipelago: Portraits of Life in the World’s Most Remote Island Sanctuary,” recently published by the National Geographic Society.

That presentation is Friday at 7 p.m. at the Kaua‘i Community College Performing Arts Center.

On Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Kaua‘i Museum on Rice Street in Lihu‘e, she will offer a slide presentation on another of their books, “Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and Animals of Hawai‘i,” as part of the family day program at the museum, she said in a press release.

Watch the Friday Life & Style pages for more information on the “Rainbow” show.

Also on Saturday, she will sign copies of “Archipelago” from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Tropical Botanical Garden Visitor Center on Lawa‘i Road across from Spouting Horn Park.

The “Archipelago” exhibit is at the KCC Learning Resource Center now through April 15.

Leaders of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve are sponsoring a statewide tour of the “Archipelago” exhibit to raise awareness about the NWHI and support for its long-term protection, and to encourage ocean stewardship values and behaviors in Hawai‘i.

The goal of the exhibit is to provide a forum for education and increasing public awareness during a critical time of public discourse concerning the future of this vast marine region.

The reserve is the largest conservation area in the country, marine or terrestrial, and is now undergoing a public process to be designated as a national marine sanctuary.

At a time when the world’s oceans face serious decline, the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands remain a grand oasis of life.

This chain of tiny islands, atolls, submerged banks and reefs stretching over 1,200 miles northwest of the populated islands most people regard as Hawai‘i, contains still-wild coral reefs that are among the healthiest and most extensive reef ecosystems remaining on the planet.

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