Sam Gon
Bringing Together Science and Hawaiian Culture

Tuesday, August 7 at 7:30 pm
and Sunday, August 12 at 4:00 pm


Leslie Wilcox talks story with Sam Gon, who's been with the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii for over 25 years. As the organization's senior scientist and cultural advisor, Sam brings together his two passions: science and culture. Sam is also a respected Hawaiian language chanter in the community. Switching between a traditional Hawaiian perspective and a Western scientific lens comes easily to Sam. "Why can't I be both simultaneously?" he asks.

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