Hometown Heroes: Despite pandemic, Keahole Center for Sustainability ensures educational program goes on

Candee Ellsworth. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

The Keahole Center for Sustainability (formerly Friends of NELHA) has hosted virtual workshops for students and the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Keahole Center for Sustainability education manager Tara Spiegel-Lauder and executive director Candee Ellsworth created a program to teach students on the Big Island about local STEM careers and sustainable aquaculture businesses. The classes were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Candee Ellsworth/Special to West Today)

Editor’s note: Each Wednesday, West Hawaii Today is publishing a story about individuals, groups or organizations that have helped make life better for others in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.