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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park October 2019 Events

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Hawaii National Park, HI – Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, After Dark in the Park talks, stewardship programs and opportunities to explore the Kahuku Unit during October 2019.

Visitors are encouraged to check the park’s online calendar of events, and look for program flyers posted after 9:30 a.m. on the bulletin board at Kīlauea Visitor Center:www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit….  

Park programs are free, but entrance fees apply. Some programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark your calendar for these upcoming events:

E mākaʻikaʻi iā Kaʻauea: Explore the Summit.E komo mai! Join a park ranger for our brand new ranger guided walk. Discover the facinating geologic features of Kīlauea and their deep connections to Hawaiian history and culture. This 45-minute program is great for all ages.
When: Offered daily beginning October 1, 2019 at 11 a.m.
Where: Meet in front of Kīlauea Visitor Center

Shape America’s Future: Find Your Fit in the Federal Government. Did you know that every year, your Federal Government is looking to fill positions right here in Hawaiʻi? Join Park Ranger Ben Hayes as he shows you how to find career opportunities in the Federal Government. Ranger Hayes will show how to navigate the USAJobs website, share resume writing tips, and how to find your fit in the National Park Service and other Federal agencies. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series.
Free (park entrance fees apply)
When: Tuesday, October 8 at 7 p.m. 
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Every Kid Outdoors Day. Calling all fourth graders – bring your family to a fun-filled morning at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park! There will be kid-friendly activities offered throughout the park, including the chance to complete the new Junior Ranger program at the Kahuku unit in Kaʻū. To celebrate the recently-passed Every Kid Outdoors Act, fourth-grade students can earn a free entrance pass to all national parks. To earn your pass, students need to complete the paper voucher, available for free on everykidoutdoors.gov/index.htm, print the voucher out, and present the completed voucher at the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park entrance station. Everyone in your car gets in with you for free! The Every Kid Outdoors Annual Pass provides free access to fourth-grade students and those accompanying them to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas across the United States until the end of August 2020.
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Where: Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

Why Hawaiian Honey May Be the Best on Earth. Join local beekeepers and representatives from the Big Island Beekeepers Association to learn more about island varieties of honey and to taste some varieties first hand. Hawai‘i is one of the few places on earth that expose honeybees to a vast variety of tropical fruit trees and flowers – some found nowhere else on earth. Hawaiian honeys include Lehua, Kiawe, Coffee, Mac Nut, and many more. There is a Hawaiian honey to please every palate. Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ongoing After Dark in the Park series.
Free (park entrance fees apply)
When: Tuesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. 
Where: Kīlauea Visitor Center Auditorium

Lei Kukui Demonstration. Join Park Rangers to learn about one of the most used plants in Hawaiian culture. Nearly every part of the kukui has a use. Hīpuʻu is a style of lei making where you tie the stems of the leaves together to produce a beautiful lei. Please join rangers and staff from Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association and learn how to make your own lei kukui.Part of Hawai‘i Volcanoes’ ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Free (park entrance fees apply).
When: Wednesday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Meet in front of Kīlauea Visitor Center

Kahuku Coffee Talk: Creatures That Have Evolved in the Dark. Join local experts to learn about lava tubes and some of the interesting animals that call them home. Free.
When: Friday, October 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Meet at the Visitor Contact Station at the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. Enter the Kahuku Unit of the park on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. Kahuku is located in Ka‘ū, and is about a 1-hour drive south of the park’s main entrance.

A Walk into the Past with Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar.Walk back to 1912, and meet the founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Dr. Thomas A. Jaggar, at the edge of Kīlauea Volcano. Dressed in period costume, Ka‘ū actor-director Dick Hershberger brings the renowned geologist to life. Dr. Jaggar will take you on a tour of his tiny lab located below the Volcano House to see original seismograph equipment and other early instruments. You’ll learn what motivated Dr. Jaggar to dedicate his life to the study of Hawaiian volcanoes, and how his work helps save lives today. Space is limited; pick up your free ticket at the Kīlauea Visitor Center’s front desk the day of the program. Program includes climbing stairs and entering a confined space. Supported by the Kīlauea Drama Entertainment Network (KDEN). Free (park entrance fees apply).
When: October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.
 Each performance is about an hour.
Where: Meet at Kīlauea Visitor Center

Explore Kahuku. The Kahuku Unit is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free! Take a self-guided hike, or join a ranger-guided hike on the weekends at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sundays. Check the park website for hike details: www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit…. Enter the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the mauka (inland) side of Highway 11 near mile marker 70.5. Kahuku is located in Ka‘ū, and is about a 1-hour drive south of the park’s main entrance. Sturdy footwear, water, raingear, sun protection and a snack are recommended for all hikes.

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