TCBES Symposium

TCBES Symposium Silent Auction

2022 Symposium Silent Auction

Our silent auction raises funds for current and future TCBES and Symposium related expenses. Our silent auctions have gotten bigger and better every year, allowing us to continue putting on a successful annual Symposium and to hold other educational and research-related events throughout the year. Please join for the 2022 silent auction to bid on a selection of great items from some amazing local vendors.

Preview the items available for this year's auction at the Silent Auction Website:

How to Bid

Bidding is now open! Place your bids at

Mahalo for taking interest in our clubs silent auction. This online auction will be held from April 25, 2022 - April 29, 2022. Bidding will open on April 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM, HST and close on April 29, 2022 at 3:00 PM, HST. Please look at the rules on how to bid for items. Should you have any further questions, please email

Rules for Bidding:

  1. In order for a bid to count, the bidder must submit their bidding amount, full name, and contact info (phone number and/or email) in the product's comment section
  2. Bids placed outside of start/end time of the auction will not be counted.
  3. Bids placed must be more than the product's starting price.
  4. The highest qualifying bid wins the item.
  5. You will need to bid $1 or more than the previous bidder for your bid to count.
  6. Cash or check accepted only. No credit cards, debit cards, crypto, Venmo or cash app payments.
  7. Price does not include shipping.
  8. Age restrictions may apply (on items such as liquor or winery gift cards).
  9. A valid ID will be necessary to purchase items with age restrictions.
  10. All sales final. All sales are final, there are no exchanges, and all items are sold as is.
  11. No refunds. No refunds after purchase. Guests are responsible for item(s) once they’re claimed.

Mahalo to our Donors

Mahalo to our sponsors for their generous donations for our auction. This year, we will be featuring many donations from Hawai'i Island as well as our outer islands. Your bid will help raise funds for the Kaiameaola Club and TCBES cohorts.

  • Symposium Program Artwork: Kellie Miyazu and students Halia Tallett, Kiliana Mainaaupo-Lindsey, Chanden Aguiar-Chartrand, Scott Bancroft, Rayne-ann Kusano, and Aiden Varize from Center for Community Engagement (CCE) Colored Pencils for Keiki class
  • Hawaiʻi Forest and Trail: Volcano Tour
  • Basically Books: $25 giftcards
  • UFO Parasail: Two parasail rides
  • Volcano Winery: Gift box and tour for four people
  • Ocean Rider Seahorse Farm: Tour for two people
  • Walmart: $50 giftcard
  • Karen Schuster Art: ʻAkiapōlāʻau print
  • Koa Matsuoka: Three art prints on canvas
  • Bret Mossman: Award-winning Hawaiʻi ʻakepa print
  • Cafe Pesto: $25 giftcard
  • Big Island Divers: 2-tank dive for two
  • Cyanotech/Nutrex-Hawaiʻi: BioAstin and Spirulina gift basket
  • Patrick Hart: Home-roasted local coffee
  • Starbucks: Coffee and thermos gift basket
  • Seaside restaurant: Giftcards
  • Big Island Candies: Gift basket
  • Samantha Devivo: Hand-made necklaces and magnets
  • Liz Lough: Hand-knit hat
  • Cascadia Research: Book - "The Lives of Hawaiʻi’s Dolphins and Whales"
  • Ann Tanimoto: Three framed prints
  • Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC): Four T-shirts

We are currently taking donations for the Spring 2022 TCBES Research Symposium. If you would like more information or would like to donate, please contact TCBES at

As a non-profit event with a goal of increasing undergraduate and graduate participation in research presentation, much of our funding comes from fundraising events such as the silent auction. We are now accepting donation items from individuals, companies, and vendors. Past items that have been popular include, but by no means are limited to: gift certificates to restaurants and for outdoor equipment rentals, reusable tote bags, waterfall adventure tours, artwork, books, Volcano wines, live plants and photography. Items should generally be in new, unused condition, though gently used and still usable items may be acceptable. If you or your organization have a contribution to make, come back to this page during Spring 2019 to find out who to contact.<./noscript>