Spring 2022 Community Class Schedule

Welcome

Aloha! We are excited to bring you a new batch of community classes for Spring 2022!


Class descriptions

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How to Start Beekeeping with Max Towey – Saturday, February 5, 2022, 9 am – 12 pm (Click here to show/hide)

Class: How to Start Beekeeping with Max Towey

Description: Love bees? Love honey? In this class Max Towey of Meli: A Local Honey Company will cover the basics of getting an apiary started: the right types of equipment you will need, honeybee biology, pests and parasites, where and how to place hives. Max’s honey will be available to sample and for purchase.

We will be going into the hives at Lyon Arboretum for a live demonstration. If you have an allergy to bee venom, please bring the proper precautions (e.g., an epipen and be especially sure to follow the clothing guidelines below). Although safety equipment will be provided, some risk of stings will always be present when working with bees. Bee suits will be provided to borrow during the live demonstration. Class participants must wear covered shoes and long pants that cover from ankles to waist.

This class will consist of an indoor slide presentation and an outdoor portion to visit the hives.

COVID19 safety note: All attendees must abide by our COVID19 safety guidelines. See below for more information. Failure to comply will result in inability to attend the class, and a refund may not be issued.

Price: $35

Date and time: Saturday, February 5, 2022, 9 am – 12 pm

Deadline to sign up: Thursday, February 3 at 4 pm

To sign up, fill out the online form: Community Class Sign Up Form AND call 808-988-0456. (Note the form allows you to sign up for multiple classes at once!)


The Science & Art of Anthuriums – Friday, February 11, 2022, 9:30-11:30am (Click here to show/hide)

Class: The Science & Art of Anthuriums

Description: Celebrate Valentine’s Day early by learning all about local anthuriums! If you haven’t paid attention to anthuriums lately, you’ll be amazed by all the new colors and shapes. Or if you have, did you ever wonder why and how they were created? How about choosing and handling blossoms? Need some tips regarding plant care?

Join us for a class that will teach you a little science behind the development of a new anthurium cultivar, and how art and floral design has become an integral part of the research and breeding program here in Hawaii. Some classic and current trends using these beloved tropical flowers in various floral arrangements will be showcased.

Dr. Teresita Amore
Professor & Asst. Researcher, Dept. of Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Floral displays arranged by members of The Garden Club of Honolulu

This class will be taught via Zoom. A link for the zoom session will be sent the day before to the registrants that have paid. Downloading Zoom onto your computer or device in advance will help you connect to the webinar faster.

Price: $20

Date and time: Friday, February 11, 2022, 9:30-11:30am

Deadline to sign up: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 4:00 pm

To sign up, fill out the online form: Community Class Sign Up Form AND call 808-988-0456. (Note the form allows you to sign up for multiple classes at once!)


Lauhala Weaving with Wesley Sen: Anthurium Ornament – Saturday, February 12, 2022, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Lauhala Weaving with Wesley Sen: Anthurium Ornament

Description: Join Wesley Sen as he guides us on how to make a Lauhala anthurium, a perfect handmade Valentines Day gift!

Wesley Sen was mentored by Beatrice Krauss 40 years ago and introduced to Native Hawaiian weavers at a conference at the Lyon Arboretum. Wesley was initially taught by his friend’s grandmother Julia Puou of Opihihale South Kona on how to weave a basket and a hat. Today, Wesley teaches lauhala and Kapa making classes at Ka Papa Loʻi O Kānewai back of UH Hawaiian studies.

We are offering two ways to attend: in-person and online. Online students will participate via Zoom (an email will be sent out the day before with the Zoom meeting link). In-person students will attend the class at Lyon Arboretum and must adhere to our COVID19 safety policies (detailed below). Please be sure to specify whether you would like to attend in person or online. Mahalo!

Materials pickup: All students who sign up for virtual (Zoom) attendance should plan to pick up their materials kit at the Lyon Arboretum Visitors Center on Monday, January 31, between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

COVID19 safety note: All attendees must be masked during the class. All attendees must use LumiSight UH to provide acceptable proof of full vaccination or a negative test that meets UH’s guidelines. See below for more information about our COVID-19 safety guidelines. Failure to comply will result in inability to attend the class, and a refund may not be issued.

Price: $30 in person or $25 online only

Date and time: Saturday, February 12, 2022, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Deadline to sign up: Monday, January 31

To sign up, fill out the online form: Community Class Sign Up Form AND call 808-988-0456. (Note the form allows you to sign up for multiple classes at once!)


Pitchers in Paradise: Cultivation of Nepenthes Pitcher Plants in Hawaii – Saturday, February 26, 2022, 9:00 am-12:00 pm (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Pitchers in Paradise: Cultivation of Nepenthes Pitcher Plants in Hawaii

Description: Level up in your carnivorous plant knowledge! Join Lyon Arboretum’s Horticultural Manager, Tim Kroessig, for a deep dive into the captivating world of Nepenthes carnivorous pitcher plants! Tim is a member of the International Carnivorous Plant Society and has been growing various carnivorous plants in Hawai’i for the last 6 years. Tim’s love and knowledge of Nepenthes have grown extensively over the past few years and he would love to share what he knows about cultivating these stunning and unique plants.

This workshop is intended for hobbyists that have at least some basic experience growing and maintaining carnivorous plants. Participants will learn and share about propagation techniques, feeding/fertilizing, hand-pollination, pest control strategies, and sustainably sourcing Nepenthes plants for collectors.

We are offering two ways to attend: in-person and online. Online students will participate via Zoom (an email will be sent out the day before with the Zoom meeting link). In-person students will attend the class at Lyon Arboretum and must adhere to our COVID19 safety policies (detailed below). In-person students will also be able to participate in a special hands-on class component and a greenhouse tour. Please be sure to specify whether you would like to attend in person or online. Mahalo!

Price: $20 (Zoom) or $25 (in-person)

Date and time: Saturday, February 26, 2022, 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Deadline to sign up: Thursday, February 24 at 4 pm

To sign up, fill out the online form: Community Class Sign Up Form AND call 808-988-0456. (Note the form allows you to sign up for multiple classes at once!)


Lauhala Weaving with Wesley Sen: Small Mat – Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9:00 am – 10:00 am (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Lauhala Weaving with Wesley Sen: Small Mat

Description: Join Wesley Sen as he guides us on how to make a small lauhala mat! The skills learned in this lesson can be used to make a placement or coaster.

Wesley Sen was mentored by Beatrice Krauss 40 years ago and introduced to Native Hawaiian weavers at a conference at the Lyon Arboretum. Wesley was initially taught by his friend’s grandmother Julia Puou of Opihihale South Kona on how to weave a basket and a hat. Today, Wesley teaches lauhala and Kapa making classes at Ka Papa Loʻi O Kānewai back of UH Hawaiian studies.

We are offering two ways to attend: in-person and online. Online students will participate via Zoom (an email will be sent out the day before with the Zoom meeting link). In-person students will attend the class at Lyon Arboretum and must adhere to our COVID19 safety policies (detailed below). Please be sure to specify whether you would like to attend in person or online. Mahalo!

Materials pickup: All students who sign up for virtual (Zoom) attendance should plan to pick up their materials kit at the Lyon Arboretum Visitors Center on Monday, February 28, between 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

COVID19 safety note: All attendees must be masked during the class. All attendees must use LumiSight UH to provide acceptable proof of full vaccination or a negative test that meets UH’s guidelines. See below for more information about our COVID-19 safety guidelines. Failure to comply will result in inability to attend the class, and a refund may not be issued.

Price: $30 in person or $25 online only

Date and time: Saturday, March 5, 2022, 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Deadline to sign up: Monday, February 28

To sign up, fill out the online form: Community Class Sign Up Form AND call 808-988-0456. (Note the form allows you to sign up for multiple classes at once!)


More community classes and descriptions are forthcoming!


Disclaimer

Visitors who sign up for a class but fail to abide by our COVID19 safety policies the day of the class will be asked to leave and no refund will be provided.


COVID19 Safety

Lyon Arboretum is a University of Hawaii research unit and follows UH’s COVID19 safety policies as well as state and federal guidelines. (This section was last updated 1/11/2022)

Key points

  • Masks
    • All visitors MUST wear a mask indoors at all times.
    • Visitors must wear their masks outdoors when not social distancing.
    • Masks must comply with CDC and UH guidelines. 
  • All visitors must be fully vaccinated if they are participating in in-person classes.
    • As we are UH property, visitors should plan to use LumiSight UH to provide acceptable proof of vaccination.
    • Visitors under 12 are exempted from the requirement to be fully vaccinated.

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Visitors who chose not to abide by our COVID19 safety policies will be asked to leave. A refund will not be issued to visitors who have already signed up for a class but fail to abide by our policies on the day of their class.

Mahalo nui loa for choosing to help keep our community of staff, volunteers, and visitors safe.


Contact us

Questions? Email educationlyonarboretum@gmail.com or call 808-988-0461