HVNP Announces 100 Year Anniversary Logo and Events
The Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park released its centennial logo on Friday.
In celebration of the park’s 100 year anniversary in 2016, the new logo depicts the three elements that define Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park: culture, geology, and biology.
In the center, Halema‘uma‘u Crater is seen erupting on Kīlauea under a starry night sky. Mauna Loa is depicted above the erupting crater while a nēnē is seen in flight. According to a press release, this image is a reminder of the success of the park’s nēnē recovery efforts.
On the rightside of the logo is a petroglyph that represents the human story behind the lava rock carvings found in the park at Pu‘u Loa Petroglyphs.
A lehua blossom, a sacred flower of Pelehonuamea, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, symbolizes the native ‘ōhi‘a tree found throughout the park.
Along with a new logo, centennial events are planned in the park from Jan. 1, 2016 through the end of the year.
Some events include a monthly ranger-guided Centennial Hike Series, with a complementary After Dark in the Park program.
The park’s annual Cultural Festival & BioBlitz, scheduled for Sat., Aug. 27, 2016 (a fee-free day), will showcase how Hawaiian cultural practices weave science and stewardship together.
The park’s new Centennial web page features a new multimedia video, 100 Years in 100 Seconds, which highlights 100 years of volcanic eruptions in 100 seconds.
In a second video, Share Your Story, Park Ranger Andrea Kaawaloa-Okita shares her story as a fourth-generation employee of Hawai‘i Volcanoes and the importance of connecting the next generation to their national park.
Founded on Aug. 1, 1916, Hawai‘i Volcanoes was the 15th national park established in the U.S., and celebrates its centennial anniversary along with the National Park Service itself, which turns 100 on Aug. 25, 2016.