• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

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Geology of Kīlauea
A project in partnership with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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Mauna Ulu
Join Park Ranger Jay Robinson of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park and Geologist Don Swanson of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory as they relive the 1969 - 1974 Mauna Ulu eruption
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Lava Flows: Hotspots to Volcanoes
Discover how Hawaiian volcanoes form with Park ranger Amy Skrabaez
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Kealakomo Burn
Learn about the controlled burns at Kealakomo Waena with Archeologist Jade Moniz Nakamura and Botanist Sierra McDaniel
length - 00:03:30
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Silverswords: Rarer Than Diamonds
Discover the magnificent Hawaiian Silversword with Park Ranger Dean Gallagher
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Invasive Species
Explore the damaging role that invasive species play in the park with Ranger John Stallman
length - 00:08:03
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Lava Tube Formation
Learn how lava tubes are created with Park Ranger Dave Barnes
length - 00:02:20
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ʻUaʻu (The Hawaiian Petrel)
The ʻUaʻu is the native Hawaiian seabird, known as the Hawaiian Petrel. Learn more about this endangered bird species with Wildlife Biologist Jill Lippert and Ecologist Darcy Hu
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He meheuheu mai na kupuna (Traces from the Past)
Kamehameha School's Hawai`i Campus
Each year, the 6th grade teachers and students plan a huaka'i (journey), based on 'Ike Hawai'i (Experience Hawai'i). Its goal is to nurture, perpetuate, and practice the Hawaiian culture and its values—to include history, language, oral traditions, literature, and wahi pana (sacred sites). In the fall of 2008, the 6th grade team visited Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park to learn about two wahi pana—Pu'u Loa and Kipukapuaulu. By honoring the intelligence of our kupuna (elders), we prepare our keiki (children) for their future. Here are some of the outcomes of their efforts. Note: These are not captioned.

Did You Know?

Waha`ula Visitor Center surrendering to lava.

From 1983 to 1991, lava flows repeatedly invaded communities on Kīlauea's coastal south flank burying eight miles of highway and destroying 181 houses and a visitor center in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park.