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                       Hilo's Palm History        
                  Saturday, June 23rd, 1:00 PM, UH-Hilo

To kick off the summer season, we are excited to invite you to a presentation discussing how a core group of palm enthusiasts, led to the planting of palms in public areas of Hilo, the development of the palm collection at the Pana'ewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens, and the creation of the Hawaii Island Palm Society over 40 years ago. At the conclusion of the slide show presentation by Mary Lock, there will be a guided tour of the large palm and cycad collection at U/H Hilo. Feel free to bring a non-member guest with you to enjoy the presentation and tour. 

WHAT:  Hilo’s Palm History & Tour of U/H’s Palm & Cycad Garden
WHERE:  U/H Hilo’s Science & Technology Building, Room Info @ Parking Area Day of Tour
WHEN:  Saturday, June 23rd
PARKING & MEETING PLACE  Mauka of the new Science & Technology building across from the Church of the Holy Cross on W. Lanikaula Street. HIPS will have members out directing you to parking and the lecture hall in the Science.

If you are coming up Lanikaula, go past the entrance just past (mauka) of the Science and Technology building and turn left into the large parking lot just a couple of hundred yards farther. We will have people there with signs to help you. If you are coming from the opposite direction, on Kumakoa Street, go over the bridge and take the first right into the large parking lot. We’ll have people with signs to guide you to the Science and Technology building. If you have special needs there is handy cap parking right next to the building.

NOTES: As with all of our garden tours, please wear comfortable closed-toed shoes as the walking areas tend to be unlevel. Please bring bug repellent for your use. A hat or umbrella for protection depending on the weather. As with all garden tours they take place "rain or shine"! Also, don't forget your camera. HIPS will provide bottled water on the tour. 

See you there!