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


Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Midway
Midway Memorial Marker and Laysan Albatross on Midway Atoll
June 2017 marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway. It proved to be a turning point of the War in the Pacific. Though the battle itself was waged hundreds of miles out to sea, a tiny atoll halfway between America and Japan played a critical role. Today that atoll is a national wildlife refuge, conserving a dazzling assortment of wildlife and habitat. Join us today and every day as we honor the service of our veterans, their sacrifices, and the wildlife they helped preserve.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - I, Mosquito: The Changing World

As global climate change shifts the distribution of mosquitoes, diseases once thought to be limited to the tropics are now seen far from the equator. From dengue fever to zika virus, our changing world is reflecting a new “normal” for regions previously unaffected. Join USGS Research Biologist, Dennis LaPointe, Ph.D. as he takes us through the life cycle of one of the planet’s most maligned insects - the mosquito. While sharing information from recent wildlife studies here in Hawai‘i and sobering projections of the future, LaPointe offers practical advice and innovative adaptive strategies for coping with our changing world.

ROD infected tree
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - Managing Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Beyond

‘Ōhi‘a (Metrosideros polymorpha), the keystone Hawaiian forest species, is under attack by a new fungal disease, known as Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death, or ROD. The park is working closely with partners, land managers, scientists, and outreach specialists throughout Hawai‘i to respond to this threat. Park Ecologist David Benitez will share findings and discuss actions the park and visitors can take to limit the spread within and beyond our boundaries.

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


(808) 985-6000

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