North Shore Ocean Fest

North Shore Ocean Fest
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Date(s) - 06/03/2017
11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu

57-091 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, HI, 96731



NORTH SHORE, OAHU, HI – Turtle Bay Resort will again host one of Oahu’s premier community events, bringing together top ocean educators, water activities, live music, hula, art, poetry, crafts and food vendors and aSunset on the Lawn Feature Film by Disney and lots more!

For a free, fun-filled day of ocean commotion for all ages don’t miss the North Shore Ocean Fest!

The North Shore Ocean Fest, an annual fundraiser sponsored by North Shore Ocean Education Coalition, will be heldSaturday, June 3, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the West Lawn at Turtle Bay Resort. The theme of Ocean Fest for 2017 is “Malama Honua” echoing the theme of the world-wide voyage of the Hokulea. Ocean Fest is featuring guided hikes, water activities, over 40 educational booths, silent auction, raffles, food, ocean-inspired crafts, live music and hula entertainment.Honu by the Sea,

a theatrical production created for children is returning to share their musical magic! The event honors “World Oceans Day,” celebrated annually on June 8 since 2002 to promote ocean education worldwide.

“This celebration of the ocean and sustainability will be “Plastic FREE” this year! We hope to set a new standard not only for Ocean Fest, but also to help our children learn how they can live more sustainably without one-use plastics!” said Dotty Kelly Paddock, coordinator of the North Shore Ocean Fest. Ocean Fest is welcoming a new partner to the event, the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. The Foundation is providing the leadership for this important lesson on Plastic-Free sustainability!

Ocean Fest will again feature K-12 student art and poetry celebrating the ocean. Winning entries for 2017 will be displayed at the North Shore Ocean Fest and 1-5th place winners will be recognized at a special awards ceremony,

Don’t miss Ocean Fest’s exciting new feature this year… Sunset on the West Lawn with a Disney movie! Everyone is invited to come with blankets, beach chairs for the movie! There will be more great food, music and guest speakers too.

The mission of Ocean Fest is to increase awareness and knowledge about the ocean, marine life, and ecosystems in order to protect, restore, and manage the use of ocean resources and inspire local and global conservation. The Coalition partners include: The National Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary, The Marine Mammal Alliance, Malama Pupukea-Waimea, Dolphin Quest, Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Turtle Bay Resort and Hui O Hauula.

Proceeds from Ocean Fest support year-round ocean education activities for children and youth. All donations to the North Shore Ocean Fest are tax deductible. Checks should be made payable to Hui O Hauula, a 501c3 non-profit, and mailed to NSOF, PO Box 264, Hauula HI, 96717.100% of donations go for educational activities.

Tara LaSalla

Tara is the owner of Green Me Locally which was established in 2010 with a mission to bring awareness to the surrounding community about local eco-friendly businesses, events and sustainable living.

She is also a business profitability consultant and specializes in helping companies lower their environmental impact, do good things for people and the planet and become more profitable at the same time. Tara helps companies create simple, sustainable solutions and become totally green while still increasing their profits.

Her core belief is that we only have one planet, so it is our obligation to start making changes for the sake of our health and the health of future generations. Tara is known for creating easy solutions for post-consumer waste and the conservation of natural resources. Her clients are inspired and empowered to lead the way to a healthier tomorrow.

Tara currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL where she is an active community leader in the form of environmental and marine conservation and education. Her work with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Tampa Bay Watch and other local organizations continues to inspire those around her to protect our natural resources. She holds true to one of Mahatma Gandhi’s most famous principles: “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

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