NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!

The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at FindYourPark.com (and EncuentraTuParque.com) and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.

National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!

 

Call to Action Projects 

  • BioBlitz 2015: Cultural Connections Help Create New Generation of Stewards

    Participants in BioBlitz

    The 2015 Hawai’i Volcanoes BioBlitz brought together scientists, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, schoolchildren, and visitors to complete a comprehensive inventory of species living in the park. Read more

  • BioBlitz 2015: Cultural Connections Help Create New Generation of Stewards

    Participants in BioBlitz

    The 2015 Hawai’i Volcanoes BioBlitz brought together scientists, Hawaiian cultural practitioners, schoolchildren, and visitors to complete a comprehensive inventory of species living in the park. Read more

  • Working together to protect dark skies

    Hawaiian petrel

    Last summer, park wildlife biologists overnighted on Mauna Loa, and at high elevation observed very bright lights below in the vicinity of the park's headquarters area. Further investigation showed it was Kilauea Military Camp, which operates under a special use permit in the park. Subsequently, park staff worked extensively with KMC to make significant improvements, returning dark skies to the park, benefiting both night-flying seabirds and visitors. Read more

  • Connecting the Past to Our Future

    Connecting the past to our future

    Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park archeologists brought field archeology activities to middle school students at neighboring Kea‘au Middle School earlier this year. Students joined rangers outside for a simulated hands-on experience of what park archeologists do in the field. Read more

  • Keiki o Hawai‘i Nei

    Keiki o Hawai‘i Nei at Halema‘uma‘u

    Keiki (children) from local communities completed an exciting four-day summer junior ranger program exploring the natural and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The program, which began more than 30 years ago, sparks their enthusiasm for discovery by connecting the children with the park’s resources and staff. A special emphasis on what is distinctly Hawaiian is a mainstay of the curriculum. There is no cost to participate. Read more

A Call to Action Projects for Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

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P.O. Box 52
Hawaii National Park, HI 96718

Phone:

(808) 985-6000
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