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, 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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