Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Centennial Events for March 2016

Members of the CCC perform rock work along Crater Rim Drive in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Members of the CCC perform rock work along Crater Rim Drive in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

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News Release Date: February 18, 2016

Contact: Jessica Ferracane/Public Affairs Specialist, 808-985-6018

Hawaii National Park, HI – Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, and continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park (ADIP) programs with the public in March.

All ADIP and Hawaiian cultural programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Friends of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:



 
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park.The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a successful federal job program initiated by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in response to the Great Depression. From 1933 to 1942, the young men of the CCC built much of the early infrastructure seen today in national parks across the country. In Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, the local CCC built historic structures like Kīlauea Visitor Center and the Mauna Loa shelter, and constructed fences, trails and much of the striking rockwork along the iconic Crater Rim Drive, and much more. Today, the legacy of the CCC lives on for present and future generations to appreciate and enjoy. Join Archeologist Summer Roper and Supervisory Park Ranger Andrea Kaawaloa-Okita as they reveal key accomplishments of the CCC, and share what life was like during this era of hope. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., March 1 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
 
quilt that represents Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson created the quilt that represents Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, incorporating traditional Hawaiian kapa (bark cloth) and representing the volcanic processes that created the Hawaiian Islands
National Parks Traveling Quilt Exhibit. Inspired by the centennial of the National Park Service, Nebraska artists selected 13 national parks, including Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park which also turns 100 this year, as inspiration for a traveling collection of quilts. The quilts will be on display in the Volcano House's Great Room, just off the lobby, starting Friday, March 4 through Sunday, March 27 (Easter). Visitors are invited to view the quilts at any time during those dates. The quilts were created by Fiber Works, a group of textile artists from the Lincoln-Omaha area. Dorothy Heidemann-Nelson, a retired chemist, created the quilt that represents Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, incorporating traditional Hawaiian kapa (bark cloth) created by Hawai'i Island kapa maker Joni Mae Makuakāne-Jarrell, who also serves as the park's Chief of Interpretation. The kapa on the left side of the quilt represents the volcanic birth of the island chain and culture of the islands, and the right side represents new life. The park will receive the quilt as a gift after the traveling exhibit ends in December. The designs of the quilts, the schedule and locations of the exhibit, along with statements from the artists, can be viewed here.
 
Ranger JZ adds to a ti leaf cape, the ahu Lā‘ī
Ranger JZ adds to a ti leaf cape, the ahu Lā‘ī

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Ahu Lā'ī (Ti leaf cape) Demonstration. Ahu lā'ī, or ti leaf capes, were fashioned by attaching individual steams of the ti leaf to a net mesh. The cape was worn over the shoulders to protect the wearer from driving winds and rain. Join park rangers as they demonstrate how to make this useful cape, and add a few leaves yourself! Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Wed., March 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai
 
Musician Kai Ho‘opi‘i at Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium
Musician Kai Ho‘opi‘i at Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

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Kai Ho'opi'i in Concert. Come enjoy an evening of Hawaiian music through the sweet voice of Kai Ho'opi'i, who shares the music of his 'ohana from Kahakuloa, Maui. Kai is a winner of the Aloha Festivals Hawaiian falsetto signing contest. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing Nā Leo Manu "Heavenly Voices" presentations. Free.
When: Wed., March 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
 
The Kalaupapa Peninsula
The Kalaupapa Peninsula

Photo courtesy of Tylor Tanaka

Find Your Park on the Big Screen. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park will show sister park movies to raise awareness of the other national parks in Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands during its centennial year – which also marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. The first movie will be The Soul of Kalaupapa: Voices of Exile, a beautiful and poignant 52-minute film by Fred E. Woods. Discover what life was like for the patients and residents of Kalaupapa, removed from their families because of the fear and stigma of leprosy (Hansen's disease). Today, Kalaupapa National Historical Park on Moloka'i shares the history and culture of the people and places of Kalaupapa's past. Free, but park entrance fees apply. Note: This film will also be shown for free at the University of Hawai'i at Hilo on Wed., March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Science and Technology Building (STB) 108.
When: Friday, March 18 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
 
An endangered nēnē near an ‘ōhi‘a tree at Mauna Ulu
An endangered nēnē near an ‘ōhi‘a tree at Mauna Ulu

Photo courtesy of Janice Wei

Centennial Series After Dark in the Park: Recovery Efforts for Endangered Native Birds, Nēnē & 'Ua'u. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is home to numerous endangered plants and animals. Wildlife Biologist Kathleen Misajon will highlight two critically endangered bird species, the iconic nēnē (Hawaiian goose) and the mysterious 'ua'u (Hawaiian petrel). Learn about the park's current and future monitoring programs, and how these species are faring in the park and throughout Hawai'i. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' Centennial After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., March 22, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium
 
A keiki enjoys Hawaiian game of ‘ulumaika
A keiki enjoys Hawaiian game of ‘ulumaika

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Hawaiian Games. Come try your skill at fun Hawaiian games that have been played by generations of Hawaiian families. Join park rangers and staff from the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association who will demonstrate various games. Part of Hawai'i Volcanoes' ongoing 'Ike Hana No'eau "Experience the Skillful Work" workshops. Free.
When: Wed., March 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai
 
Centennial Hike: Protect Nēnē and Devastation Trail (Updated!) Become a park steward and join park staff to mālama (care for) a section of Devastation Trail that provides important nēnē habitat. Together, we will remove knotweed and other invasive plants that threaten nēnē habitat. Sturdy footwear, water, light raingear, sun protection, and a snack are recommended.
When: Sat., March 26, 2016 at 9 a.m.
Where: Meet at Devastation Trail Parking lot (replaces program previously scheduled for Hwy. 11)
 

2016 is the centennial anniversary for Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. To find out what's happening throughout 2016, visit the park website. It's also the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. To find centennial events at other national parks, visit FindYourPark.com.

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Last updated: February 18, 2016

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