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, September 13, 2016 - Conservation in Hawai‘i: A Living Legacy
IUCN World Conservation Congress
Join Bryan Harry, former Superintendent of Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park and founding member of the Hawai'i Conservation Alliance, as he talks about the state of conservation in Hawai'i and what it means to be hosting the IUCN World Conservation Congress in 2016

link to pdf poster (2.3MB)


Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - After Dark in the Park Centennial Series - Hawaiian Adze Production: Lithic Block Quarries on Kīlauea
Hawaiian Adze Production

Join Park Archeologist Caleb Houck as he takes you on a learning expedition to explore the lithic block quarries on Kīlauea. Learn how Hawaiians crafted finely grained basalt rock into stone tools, or adze, in the summit region. Discover how this highly coveted rock was ejected from the 1790 summit eruptions, why Hawaiians used these particular rocks, and how archeologists discovered these abandoned quarries centuries later.

link to pdf poster (1.53MB)


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - Lili‘uokalani at Washington Place (originally scheduled for June 14, 2016)

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park is proud to present an amazing one-woman show, written and performed by Jackie Pualani Johnson and taken directly from the writings of Queen Lili'uokalani, the Queen's family and other historical sources. Not to be missed!

link to pdf poster (249KB)


Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - After Dark in the Park Centennial Series - LiDAR Sheds New Light on Hidden Gems
LiDAR Sheds New Light on Hidden Gems

LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) technology is used to digitize archeological resources including ancient footprints, petroglyph fields, agricultural systems, historic structures and museum objects. On Tuesday, join Park Archeologist Dusten Robins and learn about the many applications for this technology in the field of Cultural Resource Management. These precise spatial recordings are useful for the documentation, preservation, management, and interpretation of cultural resources.

link to pdf poster (1.9MB)


Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - Did You Feel That?

Did You Feel That? Thousands of earthquakes happen in Hawai`i every year. Occasionally, large earthquakes can cause significant damage or tsunamis. Join USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Seismic Network Manager Brian Shiro and learn about what's shaking in our state. Learn about different types of earthquakes, how we monitor them in Hawai`i, and how scientists use these signals to mitigate hazards.

link to pdf poster (301KB)


Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - After Dark in the Park Centennial Series - The 1932 Administration Building (‘Ōhi‘a Wing) - Our New Museum
The 1932 Administration Building

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park will unveil a new museum that will exhibit material from a very large collection of objects that is in excess of 1.5 million items. Join Cultural Resources Manager Laura Carter Schuster as she reveals the history and highlights of this vast collection. Learn about the exciting plans for exhibiting the objects in the original 1932 park Administration Building, formally a lodging facility known as the 'Ōhi'a Wing.

link to pdf poster (676KB)


Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - After Dark in the Park Centennial Series - Kilauea Military Camp (KMC): Once a Detainment Camp
Kīlauea Military Camp

Most people are unaware that Kilauea Military Camp was used as a Japanese detainment camp during World War II. Park Archeologist Dr. Jadelyn Moniz-Nakamura will discuss the experience of the arrest and subsequent detention of Japanese Issei (first generation immigrants) and Nisei (second generation American citizens) at Kilauea Military Camp following the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Learn more about how the camp was utilized and hear first-person accounts of their stories.

link to pdf poster (1.4MB)


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