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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park June 2013 Hawaiian Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs

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Date: May 31, 2013
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

Hawaii National Park, Hawai'i – Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in June. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai'i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

 
Sam Low
Sam Low
 
Hawaiki_Rising

Hawaiki Rising: Hōkūle‘a, Nainoa Thompson and the Hawaiian Renaissance. Author Sam Low tells the story in the words of the men and women who voyaged aboard the Polynesian sailing canoe, Hōkūle'a. The crew members grew up at a time when their Hawaiian culture was in danger of extinction and their future in their own land was uncertain. Overcoming fear by trusting in the vision of islands rising from the sea, Nainoa Thompson and his crew became the first Hawaiians to navigate the Pacific without charts or instruments in a thousand years. Join Sam Low for a special evening celebrating the release of his new book. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.

When: Tues., June 4, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
 
Megan Lamson

Wai'ōhinu Coastline. The Hawai'i Wildlife Fund (www.wildhawaii.org) and volunteers have been working on conservation issues along the Wai'ōhinu coastline in southeast Hawai'i since 2001. Perhaps best known for their marine debris removal efforts, they have also been active with anchialine pool restoration, hawksbill (honu'ea) sea turtle research, and coastal strand restoration projects in this remote region in Ka'ū. Marine biologist and HWF project coordinator, Megan Lamson, will discuss the unique natural and cultural resources of this region, share the progress of their conservation work, and present some opportunities to participate in upcoming volunteer events.

When: Tues., June 25, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

 
Wai‘ōhinu Coast
Wai‘ōhinu Coast
 

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Did You Know?

'Ama`u fern frond unfurling.

The young fronds of the `ama`u fern (Sadleria cyatheoides) often emerge red to block harmful rays from the sun. They gradually turn green with age.