Volcano Art Center to host ʻAlala Project discussion

  • Photo courtesy of SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL Recently reintroduced ‘alala take flight in the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve.

The public is invited to join ʻAlala Project staff for a special outreach presentation about the ʻalala, Hawaii’s native crow, from 7-8 p.m. today at Volcano Art Center’s Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.

ʻAlala Project staff will present an update on the most recent reintroduction efforts to establish a wild population of ʻalala, the endemic and endangered Hawaiian crow. Attendees will learn more about the recovery of the ʻalala, a highly intelligent and unique crow species, integral to the native Hawaiian ecosystem and culture.

The ʻAlala Project is a partnership between the state Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and San Diego Zoo Global. The event is free, although a $5 donation is appreciated.

The evening is part of a monthly Thursday night series at the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and the environment. The series is intended to inspire, enhance appreciation of art and life experience, while fostering community connections.

The Ni‘aulani Campus is located at 19-4074 Old Volcano Road. For more information, visit www.volcanoartcenter.org.