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More videos from the CRB Response on Youtube
The CRB Response
At the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) Response, our mission is to protect Hawaii's communities, industries, and natural environment from the threats and impacts of CRB. In this short presentation, we'll cover what is a CRB, why do we care, who is the CRB Response, and how you can help.
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle - a Threat to the Indigenous Hawaiian Culture
Leaders of Keiki O Ka 'Aina Family Learning Centers, a statewide non-profit organization, share their deep concerns about the potential devastating impact of the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle on Hawaii's environment, economy, and perhaps most importantly, culture. If the beetle cannot be eradicated or controlled, it could threaten the perpetuation of cultural practices that are based on the coconut, loulu, kalo, and other culturally significant plants. This video was made by Outside Hawai'i for Malama Learning Center. copyright 2019
Cody: Canine Handler for Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Detection Dog
Meet Cody and Bravo: a dynamic duo of CRB Canine Handler and detection dog! Bravo is trained to sniff out coconut rhinoceros beetle larvae in potential breeding material. Cody helps Bravo hone his skills, and in this video he explains why he loves his job. Learn more about CRB at crbhawaii.org. Mahalo to Jordan Darley, our videographer! To get connected with Jordan or view more of his work, visit www.bydarls.com
Aina and Place Based Learning Through Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Outreach
This is the final of three videos about Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle outreach with teachers and students. Malama Learning Center has been working in partnership with the Coconut Rhinoceros Response Team and many others to share information about this invasive pest so that more people in the community can watch out for the beetle and report their findings. This is an example of aina and place-based education in action! This video was created for Malama Learning Center through a grant from the USDA APHIS program.
Why we do this work: Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response Team
Field team members from the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Response share what makes them passionate about the work they do to protect Hawaii's communities, ecosystems, and economy from the threats and impacts of CRB. Learn more about CRB at crbhawaii.org. Mahalo to Jordan Darley, our videographer! To get connected with Jordan or view more of his work, visit www.bydarls.com
Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle Education at Keone`ula Elementary School
Teachers at Keone'ula Elementary School in 'Ewa Beach, O'ahu, have been teaching their students about the invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle through their Native Hawaiian Plant Garden and after school garden club. These students have learned a lot about the beetle and how we can prevent its spread throughout the islands. This video was created by Outside Hawai`i for Malama Learning Center through a grant from the USDA APHIS program.
Coconut Rhino Beetles in Hawai'i - What You Should Know, part 1
The Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB for short) is an invasive insect that has found its way to Hawai'i. Native to SE Asia, it is now spreading across Asia and the Pacific. It's favorite food? Coconut trees and palms! It has damaged or killed almost all coconut trees on Guam. What would it be like if Hawai'i lost all its coconut trees and palms? Learn the background on these pasts and how you can identify and stop them from spreading. This video series is made by Outside Hawai'i for Malama Learning Center with funding and resources support from the U.S.Department of Agriculture and Hawai'i Department of Agriculture.