Climate change topic of guest speakers

Apollo Kauai will be hosting two guest speakers from 6 to 8 tonight at the Niumalu Canoe Club in Kalapaki.

Dr. Kawika Winter is the director at Limahuli Garden and Preserve and will talk about the impact of climate change on native plants and ecosystems and the National Tropical Botanical Gardens efforts to adapt.

Dr. Kehau Watson-Sproat, professor at UH Manoa and prominent native Hawaiian and conservation activist, will discuss the impacts of climate change on Pacific Islanders.

After questions and answers, people will break into action groups defined at the last meeting including public transportation advocacy, emissions reduction goals for businesses, county/state, youth engagement and advocacy and activism.

Info: Sharry Glass at 822-7351 and/or Luke Evslin at 635-6623.

Genealogical lectures slated

Helen Wong Smith, executive director of the Kauai Historical Society, will be speaking from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Koloa Public Library meeting room. She will present again from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 at Lihue Public Library.

Smith, a librarian and certified archivist, summarizes bibliographies, digital records, and other lists available from Hawaii state archives, the public libraries, UH Manoa libraries, Brigham Young University and federal archives.

She will point out effective ways people can do their own searches.

Lectures are free; light refreshments will be served.

Info: Kauai Historical Society, 245-3373 or email Helen at


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