September 2012 Hawaiian Cultural and After Dark in the Park Events
Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors throughout September. These programs are free, but park entrance fees may apply. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
Ali'i Keanaaina in Concert. Singer, songwriter and musician Ali'i Keanaaina debuts his first solo album, He Mele No, an album dedicated to those who inspired him to sing and write. Aliʻi is backed by his band (also named He Mele No), comprised of his twin brother Nui, and cousins Pililani Pua-Kaipo and Bradshaw Ellis. They bring to life the stories that Aliʻi has set to melody. CD available for purchase at the concert. Part of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" presentations. Free.
Developing Energy from an Active Volcano: the Kīlauea Geothermal Story So Far. HVO scientists Jim Kauahikaua, Frank Trusdell, Wes Thelen, and Jeff Sutton will present a brief history of geothermal development in Hawai'i and a description of the location and nature of the hydrothermal system. The most attractive area for power development is Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone. The scientists will address the volcano and seismic hazards on Kīlauea and the effects of geothermal development, plus the volcanic gas emissions from the hydrothermal system and their potential hazards. Part of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
Did You Know?
The two types of Hawaiian lava differ in appearance but are chemically alike. Pahoehoe has a smoother and ropey surface where a`a is jagged and clinkery.