• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

After Dark in the Park Video Archives - March 4 2014

 
Lava Flows and Volcanic Landscapes

The Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway above West Hawai‘i’s Kīholo Bay cuts through historic lava flows erupted from Mauna Loa and Hualālai

USDA Forest Service Photo

While driving between Ka'ū and Kona, have you ever wondered about the prominent lava flows you see along Queen Ka'ahumanu and Māmalahoa Highways? If so, you are invited to join USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists Jim Kauahikaua and Janet Babb on a virtual road trip, during which they will talk about the origin and history of lava flows along Highways 11 and 190, and recount the stories of people impacted by the eruptions that created the volcanic landscape we see today.

Link to pdf poster (301KB)

 

Did You Know?

Lei made of `a`ali`i and native ferns.

`A`ali`i (Dodonaea viscosa) is an important shrub with many traditional Hawaiian uses. Its hard and durable wood makes a fine spear. Seed pods are fashioned into beautiful lei, while its red capsules can be boiled to make dye.