UH Manoa’s Lyon Arboretum hosts photography contest

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Posted: Apr 20, 2009

The UH Mānoa Lyon Arboretum is hosting a photography contest to celebrate Endangered Species Day, which falls on May 15, 2009.

The contest is open to individuals and students in four age divisions:· Students currently enrolled in Second Grade — Fifth Grade.· Students currently enrolled in Sixth — Eighth Grade.· Students currently enrolled in Ninth — Twelfth Grade.· Adults 18 and over.

Photographs should highlight Hawaii‘s native plants. Submissions are limited to one photograph per participant. Entries must be received or postmarked by Tuesday, May 5.

"Endangered Species Day" is a national celebration of America‘s commitment to protecting and recovering endangered species in the U.S. In Hawaiʻi, there are more endangered species per square mile than any other place on the planet, so efforts to protect this incredible biodiversity are extremely important.

Photographs will be displayed and prizes announced during Lyon Arboretum‘s Endangered Species Day events on May 15-16.

For entry forms and contest information, please call 988-0456 or visit http://www.hawaii.edu/lyonarboretum/.

The Lyon Arboretum, located at 3860 Manoa Road, is open Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The arboretum is closed on Sundays, and state and federal holidays.

Admission is free. Donations are gladly accepted.