7th annual Onizuka Day of Exploration to be held at UH West Oahu

7th annual Onizuka Day of Exploration to be held at UH West Oahu

The seventh annual Onizuka Day of Exploration will be held in partnership with the University of Hawaii West Oahu on April 22.

Formerly known as Scout Makahiki, this is the longest continually running Cub Scouts event in the country and honors the legacy and memory of Ellison Onizuka, an Eagle Scout and Astronaut born and raised in Hawaii.

This year’s event will feature over 100 hands-on activities, workshops, and classes on topics that include STEM, Hawaiian culture, sustainability, career development, robotics, computer gaming, coding, and much more. Among this year’s highlights are a Pinewood Derby championship, a VEX robotics tournament, a gaming competition, an anthropology dig, sound gardens and a nose flute construction.

Many of the workshops will be led by UH West Oahu faculty; the event will also be open to the community, with a special emphasis on providing an accessible and inclusive environment for all.

The event will start at 8 a.m. with an opening ceremony, and the booths, exhibits and workshops will be open from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend.

Limited free parking will be available for the Scouting community and the public on the UH West Oahu campus. Food and drinks will be available at the UH West Oahu cafeteria.

For more information, visit www.onizukaday.com or email info@onizukaday.com.