Connecting People with the Park
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LEARNING ADVENTURES IN AND AROUND HAWAI‘I VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK

volcanology – geology – ecology – botany – wildlife – Hawaiian culture – archeology – history – hiking –birding – photography- service learning projects – more

 

SUPERINTENDENT’S MESSAGE

“Hawai‘i Volcanoes Institute shares the park’s educational mission as a partner providing quality programs that inspire and engage people in the understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of this remarkable national park.”

– Cindy Orlando, Superintendent, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes Institute

We have over a decade of experience offering field seminars in and around Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park—where natural wonders abound.  Our expert instructors and naturalist guides have a gift for bringing their subjects to life and engaging students of all ages.  Whether you are an island resident or visitor from afar, we invite you to join us for an active educational adventure in this dynamic volcanic landscape.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes Institute’s wide-ranging educational offerings are designed to enrich your experiences of Hawai‘i’s geology, biology, history, and culture. In Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park we see the earth being born. We marvel at the uniqueness of plants and animals that evolved only here. Dramatic and varied island ecosystems range from undersea habitats to glaciated landscapes above 13,000 feet. We see evidence of the first peoples who reached these islands centuries ago and a thriving contemporary Hawaiian culture deeply connected to this heritage and this land.

Hawai‘i Volcanoes Institute provides many lenses through which to view and understand this special place.  Institute instructors, all experts in their fields, make our programs come alive.  Scientists offer the latest insights into volcanic processes and geologic history.  Naturalists explain how isolation bred endemism and unique species were born.  Hawaiian cultural practitioners share stories and legends, oli (chant) and mele (song), and the ancient art of hula.

We invite you to join us on an adventure you won’t forget.  Whet your curiosity.  Be inspired.  After all, where else can you explore some of the newest land on the planet?

HAWAI‘I, THE BIG ISLAND

From deep beneath the earth’s crust to high in the heavens above, Hawai‘i, the Big Island, has inspired awe in everyone from ancient civilizations to curious schoolchildren. We are active volcanoes, star-filled nights, diverse climates and ancient civilization. We offer unique access to nature at its most powerful and raw. We are for people who want to explore and experience wonder. We inspire awe in travelers and give them bragging rights to last a lifetime.

Upcoming Institutes:

october

28oct(oct 28)10:00 am(oct 28)10:00 amSold Out!Wild Caves Exploration Institute - October 28, 2017Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Exploration10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kilauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: FHVNP Institute Event Type :Institute

november

01nov10:00 am2:00 pmSold Out!Wild Caves Exploration Institute - November 1, 2017Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Exploration10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kilauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: FHVNP Institute Event Type :Institute

11nov(nov 11)10:00 am(nov 11)10:00 amSold Out!Wild Caves Exploration Institute - November 11, 2017Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Exploration10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kilauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: FHVNP Institute Event Type :Institute

15nov(nov 15)10:00 am(nov 15)10:00 amSold Out!Wild Caves Exploration Institute - November 15, 2017Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Exploration10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kilauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: FHVNP Institute Event Type :Institute

19nov(nov 19)10:00 am(nov 19)10:00 amSold Out!Members ONLY - Wild Caves Exploration Institute - SUNDAY, November 19, 2017Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Exploration10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kilauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: FHVNP Institute Event Type :Institute

29nov(nov 29)10:00 am(nov 29)10:00 amWild Caves Exploration Institute - November 29, 2017Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Exploration10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kilauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: FHVNP Institute Event Type :Institute

december

09dec(dec 9)10:00 am(dec 9)10:00 amWild Caves Exploration Institute - December 9, 2017Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Exploration10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kilauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: FHVNP Institute Event Type :Institute

13dec(dec 13)10:00 am(dec 13)10:00 amWild Caves Exploration Institute - December 13, 2017Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Exploration10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kilauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: FHVNP Institute Event Type :Institute

23dec(dec 23)10:00 am(dec 23)10:00 amWild Caves Exploration Institute - December 23, 2017Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Exploration10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kilauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: FHVNP Institute Event Type :Institute

27dec(dec 27)10:00 am(dec 27)10:00 amWild Caves Exploration Institute - December 27, 2017Pua Po‘o Lava Tube Exploration10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kilauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: FHVNP Institute Event Type :Institute

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