Blay to discuss sands of Hawaii

Chuck Blay, a geoscientist, will discuss the sands of Kauai during a free lecture at the Princeville Public Library at 6 tonight.

The lecture will be followed by a hands-on workshop on the “Sands of Hawaii,” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday where people can learn how to describe and identify the various types of sand.

“Folks will be amazed at how much one can learn from analyzing sand,” Blay said in a release. “The sandy beaches of Kauai are world famous. Collectively, they occupy nearly half of the island’s 110-mile perimeter, and many have made it to someone’s Top 10 list of beaches.”

During the Saturday workshop, Blay will bring samples of sand from several of the Hawaiian Islands for examination. Workshop participants are encouraged to bring sand samples, if possible, for examination and discussion.

The Wednesday lecture and Saturday workshop are open to students and adults of all ages.

These free events are co-sponsored by the Friends of the North Shore Library at Princeville as part of the Dotty Nakea Memorial Speaker Program, and by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Sanctuaries Office on Kauai.

Call 826-4310 for more info.


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