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Turtle Bay Resort to Host Annual North Shore Ocean Fest
Turtle Bay Resort to Host Annual North Shore Ocean Fest

The North Shore Ocean Education Coalition, which supports ocean education for Hawaii’s youth, will hold its annual Shore Ocean Fest fundraising benefit at Turtle Bay Resort on June 1, 2013.

The free celebration will include notable speakers; film screenings; a silent auction; educational activities; vendor booths; locally sourced cuisine; and music and entertainment. The 2013 Ocean Fest will also include poster and literacy contests themed “Malama i Ke Kai (Protect the Ocean),” open for submissions from students at all Hawaii K-12 schools from April 1-30, 2013. This year we will also sponsor a Film Fest competition for short films on the ocean, culture and community.

“After the success of last year’s partnership with Turtle Bay to host Ocean Fest, we have since organized several educational efforts at the resort, including the popular ‘Welcome Back Whales’ event in January,” said Dotty Kelly, coordinator of the North Shore Ocean Fest. “We are excited to offer a full schedule of action-packed activities at this year’s Ocean Fest, both in and out of the water, for our keiki to learn about environmental conservation.”

The North Shore Ocean Education Coalition includes involvement from the NOAA Fisheries Service; the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary; the Monk Seal Foundation; the nonprofit Mālama Pūpūkea-Waimea; education and environmental stewardship program Navigating Change; Hui O Hau‘ula; and Turtle Bay Resort. The coalition assists in providing curriculum, materials, and learning opportunities to teach youth and the community to care for the ocean.

“This event is inspired by the value of kuleana — or responsibility — to ensure the sustainability of the ocean through education and protection,” said Drew Stotesbury, CEO of Turtle Bay. “We invite everyone, especially our keiki, to participate in Ocean Fest and learn from Hawaii’s top leaders in ocean conservation.”

For more information on the 2013 Ocean Fest and poster, literacy and film contests, to make a donation, or to complete a booth application, visit http://nsoec.wordpress.com/ or call (808) 255-6944.

WHAT: 2013 North Shore Ocean Fest

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2013

TIME: 12 – 6 PM

WHERE: Turtle Bay Resort

PRICE: Free and open to the public

About Turtle Bay: There’s one North Shore on Oahu. And there’s one resort on it. Ideal for watermen, wave watchers or waders, Turtle Bay is at the epicenter of set after set of activities, events and adventures. Complete with the finest accommodations and amenities suited for the entire family, Turtle Bay is where the “7-Mile Miracle” begins and the lineup is endless. To stay up to date on the Turtle Bay surfing experience, check out TurtleBaySurf.com.

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