37th Annual Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Cultural Festival & BioBlitz

Hālau Akaunu at Nā Leo Manu Concert on August 26, 2016
Hālau Akaunu at Nā Leo Manu Concert on August 26, 2016

NPS Photo/J. Ferracane

 
Two native carnivorous caterpillars discovered at the BioBlitz
Two native carnivorous caterpillars discovered at the BioBlitz

NPS Photo

Themed Hilina‘i Puna, Kālele iā Ka‘ū (Puna leans and reclines on Ka‘ū), the 37th annual Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Hawaiian Cultural Festival invites people of all districts and ages to engage in authentic Hawaiian cultural practices and learn how native Hawaiians lived closely to the land as its stewards. Enjoy hula and music, watch skilled practitioners demonstrate their art, and try your hand at Hawaiian crafts. This year’s festival will again include a “BioBlitz,” a fun and hands-on opportunity to join scientists and cultural practitioners and discover the biodiversity that thrives in the park.

Register for free expert-led field inventories through the Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, www.fhvnp.org. Registration will be available June 13, 2017. Visitors can learn about the importance of conservation and biodiversity through interactive exhibits at the festival. Free!

 
 

When: Sat., July 8; Cultural Festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; BioBlitz field inventories start at 8 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Military Camp inside Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, approximately one mile past Kīlauea Visitor Center on Crater Rim Drive.

 
Two youngsters study insects at BioBlitz 2015
Two younsters use an aspirator to capture and study insects near Mauna Ulu at the 2015 National Geographic BioBlitz in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Photo/Andrew Richard Hara National Geographic Your Shot

 
2017 Cultural Festival and BioBlitz Flyer

Last updated: July 10, 2017

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