Mauna Loa and Nāmakanipaio Campground Closures
March 15, 2014 - Due to high wind advisories, Mauna Loa is closed to backcountry hiking or camping, Mauna Loa Road is closed beyond Kīpukapuaulu (Bird Park) and Nāmakanipaio campground is closed to tent camping due to possible falling tree limbs. More »
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park November 2011 Hawaiian Cultural Program
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
Hawaiʻi National Park, HI - Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture with the community and visitors throughout November. These programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
Lāʻau Lapaʻau ("Healing Medicine"). Learn how plants are used as medicine. Kaʻohu Monfort shares her knowledge of how Hawaiʻi's native plants, including noni, haʻuowī, kī, kukui and ōlena, can heal and nourish. Part of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes' ongoing ʻIke Hana Noʻeau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
Hawaiian Music by Hilo One. Come enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music with the musical trio, Hilo One. Brothers Aaron Agres (electric upright bass and vocals) and Likeke Teanio (lead guitarist, ʻukulele and vocals) join acoustic 12-string rhythm guitarist Kahele Miura, for a night of Hawaiian and slack key guitar music. Part of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" series of cultural programs. Free.
Poi Making. Park Ranger Jason Zimmer ("J.Z.") shares the art of making poi, a skill he learned from his grandfather, Daniel Kawaiaea, Sr. more than 10 years ago. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing ʻIke Hana Noʻeau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
Did You Know?
Polynesians from distant lands came to the shores of Hawai‘i over a thousand years ago. Sailing on large, double-hulled canoes, they navigated by using the position of the stars, the sun and the moon, by the movement of the waves and by the flight of the birds.