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

Park ranger stands with silverswords

NPS Photo/Jay Robinson

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - Saving Rare Plants from the Brink of Extinction in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park is home to some of the world’s rarest plants. Join Botanist Sierra McDaniel as she discusses rare plant management at the park. The native silversword and lobeliads of Hawaiʻi are spectacular examples of adaptive radiation, in which single colonizing ancestors have given rise to a stunning diversity of species. Some of these are the world’s most critically imperiled plants. Learn how park managers have partnered with public and private organizations to bring these species back from the brink of extinction.

link to pdf flyer (1.34MB)


school of fish

Photo: Leialoha Iiae-Kaleimamahu

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - ‘Ike Kūpuna: A Look at Hawaiian Data and Collections for the Kalapana Fishing Rights in Puna

Take a glimpse of a Hawaiian perspective of cultural resource management and how ancient knowledge can inform a modern observer. Join Lei IIae-Kaleimamahu, Kumu and former Professor at Hawaii Community College as she explains the unique process of “data” collection for a Hawaiian Fishing Community in the Kalapana Extension. Be ready for an interactive discussion that will ignite your senses.

link to pdf flyer (862KB)


Hawaiian monk seal

Photo: Sheila Latta © The Marine Mammal Center NOAA Permit 16632

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - Sealed with Aloha: Hawaiian Monk Seals and Hawai‘i

Have you ever seen a Hawaiian monk seal? Did you know there is a hospital in Kona dedicated to caring for injured, ill, and orphaned monk seals and returning them to the wild? Join Tara Spiegel and the dedicated staff of “Ke Kai Ola” (The Healing Sea) hospital as they present a special program promoting Hawaiian monk seal recovery. Come hear the amazing story of how Ke Kai Ola of the Marine Mammal Center has grown to include a science-based rehabilitation program, a highly trained stranding response network, and coordinated community efforts and partnerships.

link to pdf flyer (1.16MB)



Last updated: May 15, 2018

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