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 »
Meleana Ulrich-Manuel - January 19 2011 Performance at Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park Visitor Center
Come and enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music and dance with Kumu Meleana Ulrich Manuel and Halau Ke `Olu Makani O Mauna Loa.
The halau from Volcano, Hawai`i celebrated its 20th year in 2010. Through song and dance, with confidence and respect, the halau seeks to perpetuate Hawaiian culture, history and protocol.
Meleana Ulrich-Manuel studied under the late Kumu Hula George Na`ope. Her halau has participated in hula festivals and competitions throughout Hawai`i, the mainland and Japan.
Did You Know?
The `ohi`a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha) is a pioneer plant on new lava and a dominant tree in most mature Hawaiian forests. Honeycreepers, like the `apapane and `amakihi, are often seen sipping sweet nectar from its flowers. More...