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Koholā Brewery to Host Science Night

October 20, 2018, 2:30 PM HST · Updated October 20, 1:16 PM
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The Koholā Brewery and West Maui Ridge to Reef present Science Night at Koholā Brewery on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. The event features a presentation by Russell Sparks on How are Maui’s Reefs Doing?

Russell Sparks is an Aquatic Biologist with the State of Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources . He will discuss the ongoing science and management of Maui’s nearshore fisheries and coral reef resources. Sparks will also discuss the health of the reefs around Maui following the 2015 coral bleaching event.

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Sparks received his B.S. in Biology from Oregon State University. He received his M.S. in Marine Biology from University of Hawai’i at Manoa in 1996. Since 1998 Russell has worked for the State of Hawai’i, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources as an education specialist and more recently as an aquatic biologist. He is currently responsible for leading the design, implementation, and overall management of the Maui marine monitoring program, and for working with stakeholders and communities to develop marine management programs aimed at adaptively managing nearshore fisheries and coral reef resources.

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Science night is free and open to all, including minors if accompanied by an adult legal guardian. No rsvp is required.

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