2022 Summer and Fall Community Classes

Aloha! This page serves as our “master post” for all Lyon Arboretum community classes for the Summer and Fall of 2022. More classes will be added as details are finalized.

(Classes that are currently accepting enrollment appear at the top of this page; classes that are at full enrollment or that have passed are recorded at the bottom.)


Flower Art a la O’Keeffe – Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am. (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Flower Art a la O’Keeffe

Description: Flower Art a la O’Keeffe: In this creative environmental art class, students will become familiar with the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe as inspiration for enlarged oil pastel flower drawings they create. Careful observation skills will be practiced as students dissect and examine flowers to deepen their appreciation and understanding of nature’s beauty.

Ages 8 and up.
Children must be accompanied by an adult, who should plan to be present for–and participate in–the activity.

Laurie Faure is a master teacher with over 18 years of classroom teaching experience. Laurie combines her passion for teaching and her commitment to our earth with her love of creativity and the arts in the Environmental Art for Kids classes she teaches. Laurie’s commitment to environmental education has included starting six learning landscape gardens with her students at schools where she has taught.

What to wear/bring:
– Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Strongly recommended: Mosquito repellent
– Strongly recommended: Rain jacket or poncho
– Optional but recommended: Mask to wear in indoor areas
– Optional but recommended: Water bottle
– Optional but recommended: Long pants and a light, longsleeved shirt (to keep mosquitoes off.)

Price: $22 for 1 parent and 1 child ($20 class fee + $2 materials), +$10 for each additional child ($8 class fee+$2 materials)

Date and time: Saturday, November 19, 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am.

Deadline to sign up: 11/9/22

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Sign up on Eventbrite.

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.



Hear Hawaiʻi: Mānoa Aliʻi, Mānoa Kānaka – Saturday, December 17, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Hear Hawaiʻi: Mānoa Aliʻi, Mānoa Kānaka

Description: Mānoa Valley is home to the most legendary and shocking tales of all time. Join Kumu Anuhea Kānealiʻi of Hear Hawaiʻi to learn the stories of historic Mānoa and take part in an interactive sustainable activity for the entire ohana!

About the instructor: Growing up in Mānoa Valley, the beauty and mystery of this place are truly what sparked Kumu Anuhea Kānealiʻi’s curiosity and passion for moʻōlelo. Kumu Anuhea curated Hear Hawaiʻi in 2021 as a platform to amplify the voices and stories of Hawaiʻi that need to be heard; the land, water, plants, and animals. Ke aliʻi ka ʻāina ke kauwa ke kānaka. The land is chief, the people its servant. Ancient Hawaiians survived on these islands in the middle of the world’s largest ocean successfully for generations. Perhaps if we listen to the stories of the land we will learn how to best steward this place for our future generations to enjoy also.

Advanced registration and payment (both through Eventbrite) is required. Each keiki must be accompanied by an adult. (Only one adult per family is required to attend.)

Please come prepared to enjoy the Arboretum in rain or shine. We recommend
– Required: Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Optional but recommended: Mask to wear in the Visitors Center
– Optional but recommended: Long pants or leggings (to keep mosquitoes off)
– Optional but recommended: Mosquito repellent if possible.

Price: $20 for 1 parent and 1 child, +$8 for each additional child

Date and time: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Deadline to sign up: December 15, 2022

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Hear Hawaii sign up.

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.



Storytime in the Garden (December) – Monday, December 19, 2022, 10 am – 11 am (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Storytime in the Garden (December)

Description: Families with keiki ages 4 through 7 are invited to join us for Lyon Arboretum’s new event, “Storytime in the Garden.” We will start by reading aloud from one of our favorite kids’ books, and after the story is over we will explore our garden together on a brief walk. Each month will bring a new storybook and new connections to find between the story and our garden.

Advanced registration and payment (both through Eventbrite) is required. Each keiki must be accompanied by an adult. (Only one adult per family is required to attend.)

Please come prepared to enjoy the Arboretum in rain or shine. We recommend
– Required: Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Optional but recommended: Mask to wear in the Visitors Center
– Optional but recommended: Long pants or leggings (to keep mosquitoes off)
– Optional but recommended: Mosquito repellent if possible.
– Optional but recommended: Rain jacket or poncho if possible.
– Optional: Water bottle and a hat with a brim if the weather has been hot and sunny
– Optional: Snack

Price: $10 per child (one adult must attend with each child. A single parent can attend with multiple children. No fee for children under 4.)

Date and time: Monday, December 19, 2022, 10 am – 11 am

Deadline to sign up: 12/18/22

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Storytime in the Garden Sign up (December).

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.



Classes that have passed or are at full enrollment appear below (to provide a record of the community classes that have been offered)


Lei Making Workshop with Hui Hana Lei Volunteers – Workshop I: Thursday, July 28, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop II: Thursday, August 4, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (FULL) (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Lei Making Workshop with Hui Hana Lei Volunteers

Description: Learn to make your own lei po’o (head lei) in the wili (winding) style from the master leimakers of Hui Hana Lei Volunteers. Over the course of the workshop, you will learn to craft your own lei to take home.

An assortment of plant materials will be provided for use; all students are asked to bring their own clippers (scissors will do) and any special plants they wish to use.

Two workshops are available; the material covered will be the same in both workshops. Each participant may sign up for only one workshop.

The class will be held in the downstairs Visitors Center classroom, and all students are asked to bring a face mask to wear.

Hui Hana Lei was recently featured in Hana Hou! Magazine; you can read the article here: Hana Hou Magazine

Price: $65

Date and time: Workshop I: Thursday, July 28, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (NOW FULL)
Workshop II: Thursday, August 4, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (NOW FULL)

Deadline to sign up: Workshop I deadline: Thursday, July 21, 2022
Workshop II deadline: Thursday, July 28, 2022

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: July Lei Workshop Sign Up on Eventbrite. Goes on sale July 7 FULL

August Lei Workshop Sign Up on Eventbrite Goes on sale July 14 FULL

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.

Vanilla Orchid Cultivation and Pollination – Saturday, August 6, 9:30 am – 11:30 am (FULL) (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Vanilla Orchid Cultivation and Pollination

Description: Do you love the sweet taste and aroma of vanilla? Learn how to successfully grow your very own vanilla orchid and pollinate the flower to produce delicious and valuable vanilla “beans.”

In this class, instructor Doug DeMoss will share his 30 years of professional orchid growing expertise with participants. Students will receive a vanilla orchid cutting to take home.

What to wear/bring:

– Mask to wear in the classroom and other indoor areas

– Comfortable shoes with good traction

– Long pants (to keep mosquitoes off)

– Mosquito repellent if possible. Rain jacket or poncho if possible.

– Light jacket or longsleeved outer shirt. (Vanilla sap contains calcium oxalate, which can cause skin irritation. Long sleeves can prevent direct contact with the sap.)

Price: $35

Date and time: Saturday, August 6, 9:30 am – 11:30 am (NOW FULL)

Deadline to sign up: Monday, July 11, 2022 

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Community Class Sign Up on Eventbrite. FULL

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.


Yoga and Mindful Hike (August) – Saturday, August 27, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm  (FULL) (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Yoga and Mindful Hike (August)

Description: Science has documented that both being in nature and mindfulness practices such as yoga and meditation are good for your health. Experience these benefits yourself by joining us on a mindfulness-based guided hike through Lyon Arboretum followed by yoga in a beautiful studio with stunning views of Mānoa Valley. Class size is limited, so sign up early. Each yoga and mindful hike session focuses on a different theme and expression. Previous yoga experience is not necessary.

Please bring a yoga mat, water, journal and pencil/pen (if you want to journal your experiences after class).

What to wear/bring:
– Yoga mat

– Mask to wear in the Visitors Center and other indoor areas

– Comfortable shoes with good traction

– Long pants (to keep mosquitoes off. Optional: a light jacket or longsleeved outer shirt.)

– Mosquito repellent if possible

– Rain jacket or poncho

– Writing materials (optional but recommended)

– Water bottle (optional but recommended)

Price: $25

Date and time: Saturday, August 27, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (FULL)

Deadline to sign up: August 17, 2022 

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Community Class Sign Up on Eventbrite. (FULL)

If you need help, call 808-988-0461.


Ecopsychology Workshop – Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9:30 am – 12:30 am (FULL) (Click here to show/hide)

 

Class: Ecopsychology Workshop

Description: Ecopsychology is an emerging field that recognizes the interconnectedness between human and ecological health. This introductory class will cover topics including health benefits of natural settings (including ecotherapy), environmental/ecological grief, and ecological identity. Class will include experiential practices and exercises including sensory awareness and mindfulness practices to deepen connections with nature. Ideal for educators, health care professionals, environmentalists, and anyone seeking to deepen their connection with the natural world.

Lizabeth Kashinsky has been working in the field of conservation in Hawaiʻi for 25 years. Inspired by her experiences living in the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for months at a time, her goal is to connect people with nature to ultimately foster better stewardship for the planet and all its inhabitants.

This is an in-person workshop. Please come prepared for weather conditions in Manoa. Dress appropriately for sitting on the ground and walking outdoors. Long pants and comfortable shoes with good traction are strongly encouraged. Writing materials, rain jacket, mosquito repellent, and water are recommended.

 

What to wear/bring:

– Mask to wear in the Visitors Center and other indoor areas

– Comfortable shoes with good traction

– Long pants (to keep mosquitoes off. Optional: a light jacket or longsleeved outer shirt.)

– Mosquito repellent if possible

– Rain jacket or poncho

– Writing materials (optional but recommended; journal or notebook and writing implement)

– Water bottle (optional but recommended)

Price: $25

Date and time: Saturday, September 17, 2022, 9:30 am – 12:30 am

Deadline to sign up: Saturday, September 7, 2022

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Ecopsychology Workshop Sign-up Form (Ticket sales open 7/22/22) FULL

If you need help, call 808-988-0461.


Yoga and Mindful Hike (September) – Saturday, September 24, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Yoga and Mindful Hike (September)

 

Description: Science has documented that both being in nature and mindfulness practices such as yoga and meditation are good for your health. Experience these benefits yourself by joining us on a mindfulness-based guided hike through Lyon Arboretum followed by yoga in a beautiful studio with stunning views of Mānoa Valley. Class size is limited, so sign up early. Each yoga and mindful hike session focuses on a different theme and expression. Previous yoga experience is not necessary.

Please bring a yoga mat, water, journal and pencil/pen (if you want to journal your experiences after class).

What to wear/bring:
– Yoga mat
– Mask to wear in the Visitors Center and other indoor areas
– Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Long pants (to keep mosquitoes off. Optional: a light jacket or longsleeved outer shirt.)
– Mosquito repellent if possible
– Rain jacket or poncho
– Writing materials (optional but recommended)
– Water bottle (optional but recommended)

Price: $25

Date and time: Saturday, September 24, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Deadline to sign up: September 14, 2022

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Yoga and Mindful Hike (Sept) on Eventbrite. (Tickets go on sale 8/31/22 at 9:00 am HST)

If you need help, call 808-988-0461.


Storytime in the Garden (September) – Monday, September 26, 2022, 10 am – 11 am (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Storytime in the Garden (September)

Description: Families with keiki ages 4 through 7 are invited to join us for Lyon Arboretum’s new event, “Storytime in the Garden.” We will start the afternoon by reading aloud from one of our favorite kids’ books, and after the story is over we will explore our garden together on a brief walk. Each month will bring a new storybook and new connections to find between the story and our garden.

This is a new program for Lyon Arboretum! Lyon Arboretum’s staff and volunteers will be offering this event on the last Monday of each month.
Advanced registration and payment (both through Eventbrite) is required.
The September session is limited to 10 people (keiki and adults). No more than 1 adult per family may register. (The Arboretum is open to the public during this event; additional family members are welcome to explore the garden on their own, and then families may explore together after the program is concluded.)

*NOTICE: the pricing for this event has changed as of 9/12/22. See below.

Please come prepared to enjoy the Arboretum in rain or shine. We recommend
– Mask to wear in the classroom and other indoor areas
– Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Long pants or leggings (to keep mosquitoes off)
– Mosquito repellent if possible.
– Rain jacket or poncho if possible.
– Water bottle and a hat with a brim if the weather has been hot and sunny
– Optional: Snack

Price: $20 for 1 parent and 1 participating child and $8 for each additional child participant. One adult from each family must be present. The minimum age to participate in this event is 4 years old. (*updated 9/12/22)

Date and time: Monday, September 26, 2022, 10 am – 11 am

Deadline to sign up: 9/23/22

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Sign Up On Eventbrite. Tickets go on sale 9/6/22 at 9:00 am HST

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.


The Importance of Growing ʻUlu, and Cacao from Pod to Bar (brought to you by the Garden Club of Honolulu) – Friday, September 30, 9:30 am – 11:30 am (Click here to show/hide)

Class: The Importance of Growing ʻUlu, and Cacao from Pod to Bar (brought to you by the Garden Club of Honolulu)

Description: Taylor Kellerman, Director of Diversified Agriculture and Land Stewardship for Kualoa Ranch will present the cultural importance of ʻulu (breadfruit), the propagation of and the varieties with a sampling of ʻulu as a “fishless poke.” He will also give an overview of the growing of cacao in a “pod to bar” concept and have a sampling.

This class is made possible by the Garden Club of Honolulu!

This class will primarily be held indoors at the Arboretum. For all visitors to the Arboretum, please bring:
– Mask to wear in the classroom and other indoor areas (required)

We recommend the following:
– Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Long pants or leggings (to keep mosquitoes off) or mosquito repellent
– Rain jacket, poncho, or light umbrella

Price: $35 ($25 class fee + $10 supply fee)

Date and time: Friday, September 30, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Deadline to sign up: 9/28/22 (extended on 9/22)

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: ʻUlu and Cacao Eventbrite. Opens 9/7/22 at 9:00 am HST

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.

Garden Club Provisionals: Please contact your Garden Club Stepping Stones Chair if you need help with your provisional code.


Lauhala Weaving Double Feature: Fan and Basket with Handle – Saturday, October 22, 2022. 9:00 am – 11:00 am (morning fan session) and 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (afternoon basket session) (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Lauhala Weaving Double Feature: Fan and Basket with Handle

Description: Join us at Lyon Arboretum to learn the basics of lauhala weaving. In the morning we will learn to make a handheld fan, and in the afternoon we will weave a small basket with a handle.

No prior experience is required to learn to make the fan. All required materials will be provided. Up to 10 students can enroll in the morning session (fan lesson).
The basket-weaving lesson builds on the skills taught in the fan-weaving lesson. Students interested in the basket-making lesson *must* also sign up for the fan lesson in the moring. Up to 5 students can enroll in the basket session. There will be a break for lunch between the morning lesson and the afternoon lesson; students should bring lunch. All materials for both lessons will be provided.

The instructor for this class will be Wesley Sen! Wesley 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.

What to wear/bring:

– Lunch, if you are staying for the basket-weaving class
– Mask to wear in the Visitors Center and other indoor areas (optional but recommended)
– Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Long pants (to keep mosquitoes off. Optional: a light jacket or longsleeved outer shirt.)
– Mosquito repellent if possible
– Rain jacket or poncho
– Water bottle (optional but recommended)

Price: Fan only: $40 ($35 instructional fee and $5 supply fee)

Fan and Basket: $75 ($55 instructional fee and $20 supply fee) – Please be sure you purchase a ticket for both the fan and the basket session!  The basket-weaving session is now full! Mahalo nui for all your interest!

Date and time: Saturday, October 22, 2022. 9:00 am – 11:00 am (morning fan session) and 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm (afternoon basket session)

Deadline to sign up: October 19, 2022

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Eventbrite Lauhala Class Sign Up. (Ticket sales begin 9/22/22 at 4 pm HST)

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.


The Art of Designing Botanical Jewelry (brought to you by the Garden Club of Honolulu) – Friday, October 28, 9:30 am – 11:30 am (Click here to show/hide)

Class: The Art of Designing Botanical Jewelry (brought to you by the Garden Club of Honolulu)

Description: Pat Wassel is a botanical artist extraordinaire. Designing botanical jewelry is the art of combining dried materials (leaves, pods, seeds, etc.) into decorative items. During the class you will create a small medallion made with nature’s treasures, paint, and–most importantly–your imagination.

This class is made possible by the Garden Club of Honolulu!

This class will primarily be held indoors at the Arboretum. For all visitors to the Arboretum, please bring:
– Mask to wear in the classroom and other indoor areas (required)

We recommend the following:
– Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Long pants or leggings (to keep mosquitoes off) or mosquito repellent
– Rain jacket, poncho, or light umbrella

Price: $35 ($25 class fee + $10 supply fee)

Date and time: Friday, October 28, 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Deadline to sign up: 10/19/22

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Botanical Jewelry Eventbrite. Opens 10/5/22 at 9:00 am HST

If you need help, call 808-988-0461.

Garden Club Provisionals: Please contact your Garden Club Stepping Stones Chair if you need help with your provisional code.


Yoga and Mindful Hike (October) – Saturday, October 29, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Yoga and Mindful Hike (October)

Description: Science has documented that both being in nature and mindfulness practices such as yoga and meditation are good for your health. Experience these benefits yourself by joining us on a mindfulness-based guided hike through Lyon Arboretum followed by yoga in a beautiful studio with stunning views of Mānoa Valley. Class size is limited, so sign up early. Each yoga and mindful hike session focuses on a different theme and expression. Previous yoga experience is not necessary.

Please bring a yoga mat, water, journal and pencil/pen (if you want to journal your experiences after class).

What to wear/bring:
– Yoga mat
– Mask to wear in the Visitors Center and other indoor areas (optional but recommended)
– Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Long pants (to keep mosquitoes off. Optional: a light jacket or longsleeved outer shirt.)
– Mosquito repellent if possible
– Rain jacket or poncho
– Writing materials (optional but recommended)
– Water bottle (optional but recommended)

Price: $30

Date and time: Saturday, October 29, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Deadline to sign up: October 26, 2022

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Yoga and Mindful Hike (October)

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.


Storytime in the Garden (October) – Monday, October 31, 10 am – 11 am (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Storytime in the Garden (October)

Description: Families with keiki ages 4 through 7 are invited to join us for Lyon Arboretum’s new event, “Storytime in the Garden.” We will start by reading aloud from one of our favorite kids’ books, and after the story is over we will explore our garden together on a brief walk. Each month will bring a new storybook and new connections to find between the story and our garden.

Advanced registration and payment (both through Eventbrite) is required. Each keiki must be accompanied by an adult. (Only one adult per family is required to attend.)

Please come prepared to enjoy the Arboretum in rain or shine. We recommend
– Required: Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Optional but recommended: Mask to wear in the Visitors Center
– Optional but recommended: Long pants or leggings (to keep mosquitoes off)
– Optional but recommended: Mosquito repellent if possible.
– Optional but recommended: Rain jacket or poncho if possible.
– Optional: Water bottle and a hat with a brim if the weather has been hot and sunny
– Optional: Snack

Price: $10 per child (one adult must attend with each child. A single parent can attend with multiple children. No fee for children under 4.)

Date and time: Monday, October 31, 10 am – 11 am

Deadline to sign up: 10/30/22

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Eventbrite storytime in the Garden (October).

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.


Storytime in the Garden (November) – Monday, November 14, 2022, 10 am – 11 am (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Storytime in the Garden (November)

Description: Families with keiki ages 4 through 7 are invited to join us for Lyon Arboretum’s new event, “Storytime in the Garden.” We will start by reading aloud from one of our favorite kids’ books, and after the story is over we will explore our garden together on a brief walk. Each month will bring a new storybook and new connections to find between the story and our garden.

Advanced registration and payment (both through Eventbrite) is required. Each keiki must be accompanied by an adult. (Only one adult per family is required to attend.)

Please come prepared to enjoy the Arboretum in rain or shine. We recommend
– Required: Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Optional but recommended: Mask to wear in the Visitors Center
– Optional but recommended: Long pants or leggings (to keep mosquitoes off)
– Optional but recommended: Mosquito repellent if possible.
– Optional but recommended: Rain jacket or poncho if possible.
– Optional: Water bottle and a hat with a brim if the weather has been hot and sunny
– Optional: Snack

Price: $10 per child (one adult must attend with each child. A single parent can attend with multiple children. No fee for children under 4.)

Date and time: Monday, November 14, 2022, 10 am – 11 am

Deadline to sign up: 11/13/22

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Eventbrite: Storytime in the Garden (November).

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.


Creating a Kupeʻe Lei (Lei Wristlet) (Brought to you by the Garden Club of Honolulu) – Friday, November 18, 9:30 am -11:30 am (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Creating a Kupeʻe Lei (Lei Wristlet) (Brought to you by the Garden Club of Honolulu)

Description: The lei is a symbol of Hawaii. The giving and receiving of the lei express love and friendship.

Long time lei enthusiasts Andi Fujinaga and Sharlene Arita will teach the art of lei making by creating a kupeʻe lei (wristlet), which you will take home with you. The class will teach the Wili method of winding to secure flowers and greenery onto a base. This style of lei is created by using softened greens, flowers, and other natural items.

This class is made possible by the Garden Club of Honolulu!

This class will primarily be held indoors at the Arboretum.
We recommend bringing the following:
– Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Long pants or leggings (to keep mosquitoes off) or mosquito repellent
– Rain jacket, poncho, or light umbrella
– Optional but recommended: mask to wear indoors

Price: $35 ($25 class fee, $10 supply fee)

Date and time: Friday, November 18, 9:30 am -11:30 am

Deadline to sign up: 11/9/22

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: GCH Lei Class.

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.

Garden Club Provisionals: Please contact your Garden Club Stepping Stones Chair if you need help with your provisional code.


Rare, Unusual, & Invaluable: The Native Plants of Hawaiʻi Guided Hike – Saturday, December 10, 2022. 10 am – 12 pm. (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Rare, Unusual, & Invaluable: The Native Plants of Hawaiʻi Guided Hike

Description: Join us for a guided hike of the Arboretum. In this class, you will learn about the three reasons native Hawaiian plants are the coolest in the world. We will see some of the rarest plants on Earth, learn about their unusual adaptations, and come to understand their immense cultural value.

About the instructor: My name is Nicolas Okazaki, and I am a college student from East Oʻahu. I became a native-species enthusiast after interning at Haleakalā National Park in the 7th grade. I have explored many natural places in Hawaiʻi, from the Alakaʻi Swamp on Kauaʻi to the deserts of Kahoʻolawe.

This class will be led outdoors, rain or shine. Please come prepared for a hike in any weather!

What to wear/bring:

  •  Closed-toed shoes with good traction (Required)
  • Water bottle (Required)
  • Rain jacket or poncho (optional but strongly recommended)
  • Long pants (to keep mosquitoes off) (optional but strongly recommended)
  • Mosquito repellent and sunscreen (optional but strongly recommended)
  • A light jacket or long-sleeved outer shirt (to keep away mosquitoes and for sun protection) (optional but recommended)
  • A snack to eat on the trail (optional but recommended)
  • Mask to wear in the Visitors Center and other indoor areas (optional but recommended; per UH’s guidelines, masking to slow the spread of disease is optional)
  • Writing materials to take notes, camera (optional)
  • Hat with a brim (optional)

Price: $30

Date and time: Saturday, December 10, 2022. 10 am – 12 pm.

Deadline to sign up: 12/7/22

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Native Plant Hike Sign up.

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.


Holiday Table Runner/Swag – Friday, December 9, 2022, 9:30-11:30 (Click here to show/hide)

Class: Holiday Table Runner/Swag

Description: The Garden Club of Honolulu Floral Designers, Julie Sandvold and Joji Baptiste, will help you add holiday magic to your home by teaching you to craft a beautiful Holiday swag out of gorgeous botanicals. Everyone will leave with a holiday creation for your home or your friend’s home.

This class is made possible by the Garden Club of Honolulu!

This class will primarily be held indoors at the Arboretum.
We recommend bringing the following:
– Comfortable shoes with good traction
– Optional but recommended: mask to wear indoors
– Optional: Long pants or leggings (to keep mosquitoes off) or mosquito repellent
– Optional: Rain jacket, poncho, or light umbrella

Price: $40 (Class Fee: $25, Supply Fee: $15)

Date and time: Friday, December 9, 2022, 9:30-11:30

Deadline to sign up: 12/4/22

To sign up, visit our Eventbrite page: Eventbrite sign up for holiday table runner class.

If you need help, call (808) 988-0461.