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Red Hat Society Visits PQ

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 in Main

A group of lovely ladies from the Red Hat Society visited the Plant Quarantine Office at Sand Island in March. The members learned about invasive species and our quarantine program.  They also enjoyed viewing some live and preserved animals. Plant Quarantine Outreach & Education Specialist Kent Dumlao making a visual presentation for the Red Hat ...
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Kunia Orchid Show – March 2019

Posted on Apr 9, 2019 in Main

Plant Quarantine inspectors were at the Kunia Orchid Show at Leilehua High School again this year! More than 1,700 people visited the booth! Attendees learned about orchid regulations, invasive species, and enjoyed a live and preserved animal display.  This year, the crew added a mobile inspection table where people could have the plants they purchased ...
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Students in a 3rd grade class from Momilani Elementary School visited the Plant Quarantine Office on March 3, 2019 and got a special demonstration from one of the detector dogs that sniff out snakes in incoming baggage and cargo. K9 Detector Dog handlers, Theresa Manzano, Lisa Goya-Nishikawa and Cindy Umemoto and PQ inspector Jennifer Kobayashi ...
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HDOA Plant Quarantine inspectors had a morning full of students rotating through their display during the Mai`li Elementary School Career Fair on March 15, 2019. Students who chose to learn more about becoming an agricultural inspector met PQ inspectors Jessie Tibayan and education specialist Kent Dumlao who explained what the qualifications are for inspector positions. ...
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Sixty-four 2nd grader students from Palisades Elementary School visited the Plant Quarantine Office near Sand Island on March 7, 2019. Plant Quarantine inspectors educated the eager learners about invasive species and how PQ helps to protect Hawaii. The students enjoyed the live and preserved animal displays. Kailee Lefebvre of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response Team ...
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UH Job Fair – March 5, 2019

Posted on Mar 14, 2019 in Main

Plant Quarantine Education Specialist Kent Dumlao (right) and inspector Chanlynn Nakamiyo (left) represent HDOA at the University of Hawaii Job Fair on March 5, 2019 at the UH Campus Center Ballroom. We’re always looking for more great plant quarantine inspectors!

Ewa Makai Middle School Career Fair

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Main

Plant Quarantine Education Specialist Kent Dumlao and inspector Shelby Ching hoped to inspire students to pursue careers in agriculture at the Ewa Makai Middle School Career Fair on Feb. 22, 2019. Hopefully, one of these students will become a future plant quarantine inspector with HDOA. Pictured:  Inspector Ching talking to students about the invasive species ...
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Kamehameha Schools Presentations

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Main

Plant Quarantine Education Specialist Kent Dumlao took the show on the road to Kamehameha School’s Kapalama Campus where he spoke to 75 sixth graders on February 20th, 2019. A bunch of kindergarteners and first graders also got a look at the display that Kent brought with him. You can just hear the chatter from the ...
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Plant Quarantine inspectors participated in Maker’s Explorium sponsored by the Ben Franklin company. The science-based event was held at Radford High School on February, 16, 2019. Plant Quarantine inspector Bishnu Bhandari talks with a family about invasive species

On February 12, 2019, 40 kindergarteners and 25 teacher/chaperones from Kamehameha Schools visited the Plant Quarantine Branch near Sand Island to learn about invasive species and work that the Plant Quarantine inspectors do to protect Hawaii. Plant Quarantine Education Specialist Kent Dumlao coordinated the presentation, including live and preserved insect and animal displays. In the ...
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