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As part of National Park Week, "Go Wild" for the unique plants and animals of Haleakalā, many of which are found nowhere else on earth. Explore a trail at the Summit or at Kīpahulu. Participate in numerous activities at park visitor centers. National Park Week extends from April 19 to April 27, 2014. To start the celebration, all national parks will waive entrance fees on April 19 and 20.
On Monday April 21, at 10am, Laura Berthold of the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project will give a presentation about rare native birds at Hosmer Grove in the Summit District. She will then be available in Hosmer Grove until 2:30pm to provide bird watching tips and answer questions about bird ecology.
On Wednesday April 23, from 10am to noon, visitors can explore first mile of the Supply Trail with park staff to learn more about park history. Meet at the Supply Trailhead, along the Hosmer Grove Road.
Saturday April 26 is Junior Ranger Day. Activities include Native Hawaiian cultural demonstrations, games, and crafts in both districts. There will also be a guided family hike through Hosmer Grove from noon to 1pm.
Cultural Demonstration. NPS
Throughout the week visitors can play national park trivia games in all park visitor centers and participate in daily special talks, cultural demonstrations, or hikes.
Program times will be posted at park visitor centers, on the park website (www.nps.gov/hale), or call 572-4459 (Summit) or 248-7375 (Kīpahulu) for a daily schedule. EXPERIENCE YOUR AMERICA™ The National Park Service cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage.
Visit www.nationalparkweek.org for more information about what is going on at Haleakalā National Park and other National Park Service sites throughout the country. You can share your park experiences and photos on the website.
National Park Week is also a good time to explore local parks, trails, and architectural treasures maintained through National Park Service programs such as the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program and the National Register of Historic Places.