Hawai‘i Volcanoes Park Announces August 2017 Events

July 30, 2017, 12:01 PM HST
* Updated July 30, 1:46 PM
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Photo: keiki at Jaggar Museum Overlook. Photo courtesy of NPS/Janice Wei.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park has released its lineup of August 2017 events and programs as part of its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public. In addition, the community is invited to volunteer to help save native rainforest in the park in the Stewardship at the Summit (SAS) program.

ADIP, SAS and cultural programs are free, but park entrance fees do apply.

Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming Events:

Stewardship at the Summit 
Volunteers are needed to help remove invasive, non-native plant species that prevent native plants from growing within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Volunteers are advised to wear sturdy hiking shoes and long pants, and bring a hat, raingear, day pack, snacks and water. Gloves and tools will be provided. No advance registration is required for groups under six people. Free, but park entrance fees apply.
When: Aug. 4, 11, 19 and 25 (a fee-free day) at 9 a.m.
Where: Meet project leaders at Kīlauea Visitor Center at 8:45 a.m. on any of the above dates.

Fee-Free Friday to Celebrate 101st Anniversary of the National Park Service
Step into the 101st anniversary of America’s Best Idea with free entrance to all fee-charging national parks, including Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park in Kona.
When: Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
Where: All fee-charging parks in the United States


Haku Hulu
Learn about the ancient Hawaiian skill of featherwork. Local practitioner Pilialoha Johnson will introduce the beautiful art form that originally used feathers from colorful native birds. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free, but park entrance fees apply.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai


Kainani Kahaunaele Performs
Enjoy the enchanting mele (music) of Kainani Kahaunaele who will perform songs from her albums, Na‘u ‘Oe and ‘Ōhai ‘Ula. Kainani is a Nā Hōkū Hanohano award-winning performer originally from Kaua‘i. She now resides in Hilo and teaches Hawaiian language at the University of Hawai‘i. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing Nā Leo Manu “Heavenly Voices” presentations. Free, but park entrance fees apply.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Kahuku ‘Ohana Day: Lei Making
Learn the traditional art of Hawaiian lei making with cultural practitioner and teacher Aolani Ka‘ilihou. Ascend Pu‘u o Lokuana and learn about the history of the Ka‘ū lands seen from the top. Children ages 17 and under and their families must register by Aug. 11 to participate. Call (808) 985-6019. Participants are asked to bring water, lunch and snacks, sunscreen, hats, long pants, shoes and reusable water bottles. Kahuku is located between the 70 and 71 mile markers on Highway 11.
When: Saturday, Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Kahuku Unit

Volcano 911: Protecting and Serving Visitors of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
National Park Service (NPS) law enforcement rangers are responsible for law enforcement, but also have advanced life-saving skills and are emergency medical technicians, search and rescue specialists, and more. Chief Ranger John Broward will explore what it takes to become an NPS law enforcement ranger, and how the park’s Protection staff work to keep visitors safe on the world’s most active volcanoes, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free, but park entrance fees apply.
When: Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium


Make the Hawaiian Game, Pala‘ie
Create your own traditional Hawaiian game with natural materials. Pala‘ie is a ball-and-loop game rarely encountered in modern Hawai‘i. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
When: Wednesday, Aug. 23 10 a.m. to noon.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

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