After Dark in the Park

After Dark in the Park
Special Speaker Presentations

Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Park entrance fees apply
Presentations are free - suggested $2.00 donation supports park educational programs


Ranger throwing floatation device into the ocean
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - Volcano 911: Protecting and Serving Visitors of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

National Park Service (NPS) Law Enforcement rangers are responsible for more than just law enforcement. They also have advanced life-saving skills and are Emergency Medical Technicians, Search & Rescue specialists, and more. Chief Ranger John Broward reveals the exciting world of Protection operations for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Learn what it takes to become an NPS Law Enforcement Ranger, and how Protection staff collaborate with other park employees to keep visitors safe on two of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kīlauea and Mauna Loa. Watch the park’s new visitor safety video and find out how you can stay “Lava Safe.”

Park Ranger Noah Gomes & native bird

Photo by Jacob Dutcher

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Ke Kāpili Manu Kahiki: Traditional Hawaiian Bird Catching

How did the oldtime Hawaiians interact with our native birds? Much has been forgotten about traditional Hawaiian relationships with the ‘āina. Ranger Noah Gomes has researched traditional Hawaiian bird catching from a variety of sources. He will share some of what he has learned through years of research in pursuit of his M.A. degree in Hawaiian Language and Literature from the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo.

HI Seas Facility on Mauna Loa

Photo by HI-SEAS

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - HI-SEAS Mission V: What it's like to live on Mars

HI-SEAS (Hawai‘i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation) is a habitat for a crew of six on an isolated Mars-like site high on the slopes of Mauna Loa volcano. The NASA-funded project aims to help determine the individual and team requirements for long-duration space exploration missions including interplanetary travel to Mars. Join Mission V crew member Brian Ramos as he describes what it’s like living and working in the habitat for eight months.

Last updated: August 16, 2017

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