February 2015 Cultural & After Dark in the Park Programs

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Traditional lei making

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News Release Date: January 26, 2015

Contact: Jessica Ferracane, 808-985-6018

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the community and visitors in February. All programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, and your $2 donation helps support park programs. Mark the calendar for these upcoming events:

‘Ohe Kāpala (Traditional Hawaiian Bamboo Stamping). Park Ranger Noah Gomes is a graduate student in Hawaiian Language and Literature at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, with an undergraduate degree in Hawaiian Language. Originally from Wahiawā, Oʻahu, he now resides in Hilo. Noah has been a lifelong student of Hawaiian natural history and is currently researching the ancient bird hunters of the Hawaiian archipelago. ‘Ohe kāpala, or Hawaiian bamboo stamping, is a traditional skill he has learned from his university education and through his own pursuit. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Bert Naihe in Concert. Join musician Bert Naihe, as he shares his love of Hawaiian music on stage at the Kīlauea Visitor Center in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Born and raised in Hilo, Bert enjoys playing Hawaiian music. He is also a musician for Hālau O Ka Ua Kanilehua with Kumu Hula Johnny Lum Ho. Bert’s first CD Bert Naihe You’re the One was released in March 2014 which features his version of Na Makani Ehā and Noho Paipai among other mele. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ Nā Leo Manu, “Heavenly Voices” performances. Free.
When: Wed., Feb. 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium

Top 10 Insights About Working at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: One Scientist’s Perspective. Mike Poland, a scientist with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, has spent the past 10 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. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., Feb. 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium 

Lei Making Demonstration. Park Ranger Noah Gomes is a graduate student in Hawaiian Language and Literature at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, with an undergraduate degree in Hawaiian Language. Originally from Wahiawā, Oʻahu, he now resides in Hilo. Noah has been a lifelong student of Hawaiian natural history and is currently researching the ancient bird hunters of the Hawaiian archipelago. Lei making is a traditional skill he has learned from his university education and through his own interest. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
When: Wed., Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai 

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Last updated: February 28, 2015

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