Mānoa Heritage Center

Join us for the first of two special lunchtime Kahaukani Conversations in celebration of Dr. Monte Cooke’s birthday. Dr. Cooke was born on December 20, 1874, and became the first curator of the Malacology collection at the Bishop Museum in 1907. Dr. Cooke led many expeditions and field surveys throughout Hawaiʻi and the Pacific and Indo-West Pacific Ocean that helped to expand the collection.

Our speakers for this lecture are Dr. Kenneth A. Hayes, Bishop Museum Malacology Curator and Director of Pacific Center for Molecular Biodiversity, who will share about Hawaiʻi’s Lymnaeidae (pond/freshwater snails) and Dr. Norine Yeung, Bishop Museum Malacology Research, who will share an overview of Hawaiian land snail conservation and what is being done to continue Dr. Cooke’s legacy in Pacific Island land snail research conservation.

The second presentation celebrating kāhuli will take place in January 2023.

This presentation will take place over Zoom. Please register below and a link will be emailed prior to the presentation.

Kahaukani Conversations is made possible with support from: 

Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority’s Kūkulu Ola Program, administered by the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation

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