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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:

august

tue27aug8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

september

tue10sep8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

thu12sep8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

sat14sep10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedGuided Hike on a 60 Year Old Lava LakeFHVNP Institute Adventure10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kīlauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

tue24sep8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

wed25sep10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedGuided Hike on a 60 Year Old Lava LakeFHVNP Institute Adventure10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kīlauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

thu26sep8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

sun08sep10:00 am1:00 pmSunday Walk in the Park - SEPTEMBER 8, 2019Puʻu Loa10:00 am - 1:00 pm Puʻu Loa Petroglyphs Trailhead Event Organized By: FHVNP Regular Events:Institute,Sunday Walk in the Park

october

sat05oct10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedGuided Hike on a 60 Year Old Lava LakeFHVNP Institute Adventure10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kīlauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

tue08oct8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

thu10oct8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

tue22oct8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

wed23oct10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedGuided Hike on a 60 Year Old Lava LakeFHVNP Institute Adventure10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kīlauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

thu24oct8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

tue29oct10:30 am12:30 pmFeaturedTrail Less TraveledFamily Friendly Easy Hike10:30 am - 12:30 pm Devastation Trail Parking Lot Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

sun13oct10:00 am12:00 pmSunday Walk in the Park - OCTOBER 13, 2019Keanakākoʻi10:00 am - 12:00 pm Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Event Organized By: FHVNP Regular Events:Institute,Sunday Walk in the Park

november

tue12nov8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

wed13nov10:00 am12:00 pmFeaturedTrail Less TraveledFamily Friendly Easy Hike10:00 am - 12:00 pm Devastation Trail Parking Lot Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

thu14nov8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

sat16nov10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedGuided Hike on a 60 Year Old Lava LakeFHVNP Institute Adventure10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kīlauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

tue26nov8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

tue26nov10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedGuided Hike on a 60 Year Old Lava LakeFHVNP Institute Adventure10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kīlauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

tue26nov10:30 am12:30 pmFeaturedTrail Less TraveledFamily Friendly Easy Hike10:30 am - 12:30 pm Devastation Trail Parking Lot Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

sun10nov10:00 am2:00 pmSunday Walk in the Park - November 10, 2019Ka'ū Desert Footprints Trail10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kaʻū Desert Trailhead Event Organized By: FHVNP Regular Events:Institute,Sunday Walk in the Park

december

tue10dec8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

thu12dec8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

sat14dec10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedGuided Hike on a 60 Year Old Lava LakeFHVNP Institute Adventure10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kīlauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

tue24dec8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

thu26dec8:00 am10:00 amFeaturedBirding at KīpukapuauluJoin Nick for a birding outing 8:00 am - 10:00 am Kīpukapuaulu - Bird Park Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

thu26dec10:00 am2:00 pmFeaturedGuided Hike on a 60 Year Old Lava LakeFHVNP Institute Adventure10:00 am - 2:00 pm Kīlauea Iki Overlook Event Organized By: Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park Regular Events:Institute

sun08dec10:00 am2:00 pmSunday Walk in the Park - DECEMBER 8, 2019Kahuku Forested Pit Crater10:00 am - 2:00 pm Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park - Kahuku Unit Event Organized By: FHVNP Regular Events:Institute,Sunday Walk in the Park

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