Centennial Events for March 2016 at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Centennial Series After Dark in the Park: Recovery Efforts for Endangered Native Birds, Nēnē & ‘Ua‘u. Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is home to numerous endangered plants and animals. Wildlife Biologist Kathleen Misajon will highlight two critically endangered bird species, the iconic nēnē (Hawaiian goose) and the mysterious ‘ua‘u (Hawaiian petrel). Learn about the park’s current and future monitoring programs, and how these species are faring in the park and throughout Hawai‘i. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ Centennial After Dark in the Park series. Free.
When: Tues., March 22, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Hawaiian Games. Come try your skill at fun Hawaiian games that have been played by generations of Hawaiian families. Join park rangers and staff from the Hawaii Pacific Parks Association who will demonstrate various games. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free.
When: Wed., March 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai

Centennial Hike: Protect Nēnē and Devastation Trail (Updated!) Become a park steward and join park staff to mālama (care for) a section of Devastation Trail that provides important nēnē habitat. Together, we will remove knotweed and other invasive plants that threaten nēnē habitat. Sturdy footwear, water, light raingear, sun protection, and a snack are recommended.

When: Sat., March 26, 2016 at 9 a.m.

Where: Meet at Devastation Trail Parking lot (replaces program previously scheduled for Hwy. 11)

2016 is the centennial anniversary for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. To find out what’s happening throughout 2016, visit the park website. It’s also the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. To find centennial events at other national parks, visit FindYourPark.com.

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