Opening the ocean at Kukui Grove

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Katie Nalesere of the state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Aquatic Resources, right, offers keiki books from her keiki collection to Malia Nobrega-Olivera of the Hawai‘inuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge Friday during the “11th-hour push” to ready the Ocean Around Us space for opening at Kukui Grove Center.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kathleen Ho’s Hawaiian monk seal created by students at Hale ‘Opio comes out of storage to be part of the display on monk seals at The Ocean Around Us program at Kukui Grove Center.

LIHUE — The Ocean Around Us is a collaborative effort between Kukui Grove Center and community organizations involved with the ocean environment. The unique learning space and exhibits will be available through Feb. 17.