BIOBLITZ & Cultural Festival July 8, 2017
E Komo Mai. BioBlitz offers a fun and hands-on opportunity to observe and document the biodiversity that thrives in the lava flows and native rainforests of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa Volcanoes. Themed E Ho‘omau, we perpetuate our links to the living environment through experiencing and learning about the amazing plants and animals in the park. Individuals and organizations at the forefront of conservation, science and traditional Hawaiian culture will lead participants on a variety of field trips.
This Year’s BioBlitz Activities
This year’s “mini” BioBlitz offers five hikes and one drop-in station. Registration is required for all hikes and space is limited.
Those interested in the drop-in station, Hiding in Plain Sight: Insects and Spiders of Kīlauea can stop in at the BioBlitz tent for information and directions, the entomologists will be set up near the festival grounds. No reservation necessary.
We encourage everyone to stop by the Hale Hō῾ike booth at the festival to learn more about Hawaiian birds, plants and insects. Scientists will be on hand to share their knowledge of Hawai῾i’s unique ecosystems. See some of the park’s fascinating species up close and personal at this outdoor learning center. Learn how to collect and upload your own scientific data using the inaturalist app.
Choose one or more of the field inventories listed below. Registration is required and all inventories are FREE.
NOTE: Please do not sign-up for multiple inventories that are happening during the same time slot. Space is very limited, and it is physically impossible to attend two inventories at the same time. Mahalo!