• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

After Dark in the Park

After Dark in the Park
Special Speaker Presentations

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Park entrance fees apply
Presentations are free - suggested $2.00 donation supports park educational programs


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Top 10 insights about working at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: One scientist's perspective

Mike Poland

Mike Poland, a scientist with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, has spent the past ten years studying volcanic and earthquake activity across the Hawaiian islands. He came to HVO in 2005 to focus on deformation (changes in the shape of a volcano prior to and during an eruption) but quickly realized that monitoring volcanoes like Kīlauea and Mauna Loa requires teamwork and innovation—two things in which the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory specializes! Poland will soon return to the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory in Washington, where he was stationed prior to HVO. But before he goes, he will share what he has discovered over the past decade about Hawaiian volcanoes and earthquakes, as well as the scientists who work at HVO. Please join Mike for this informative and engaging presentation.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - Bees in Hawai‘i: Trouble in Paradise?

Bees in Hawai‘i: Trouble in Paradise

Beekeepers James Severtson and Carol Conner from the Paradise Bee Ranch in Hawaiian Paradise Park will present "Bees in Hawai'i - Trouble in Paradise?" The program will cover a brief history of the introduction of honeybees to the Hawaiian Islands, honeybee biology, bee parasites and Langstroth vs. top bar beehives. There will be time for questions, and the option to taste tropical blend honeys in three forms: liquid, creamed and in the comb. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series.

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