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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Kaʻū News Briefs Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Jaggar Museum and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory before numerous summit collapse events that left the
building too unstable to repair and Halemaʻumaʻu without a lava lake. Jaggar will install its displays elsewhere.
 NPS photo
JAGGAR MUSEUM WON'T REOPEN and new exhibit locations are planned, according to a statement from Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park today. One location will be Pāhoa, where Hawaiʻi Volcanoes announced a partnership with the Mainstreet Pāhoa Association and ongoing discussions to loan exhibit features from Jaggar Museum to a proposed visitor center site in downtown Pāhoa.
     "One of the most treasured visitor experiences in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a visit to the Jaggar Museum, may be a thing of the past," says a statement from Hawaiʻi Volcanoes. The building sustained significant structural damage after tens of thousands of earthquakes occurred from May through August. Recent assessments from National Park Service geomorphologists have determined the ledge on which Jaggar Museum sits as 'extremely unstable,' preventing future use of the building and grounds.
Ranger Jack gave regular talks outside Jaggar Museum.
NPS photo
     "In June of 2018, artifacts and some exhibit features were removed from the Jaggar Museum, as the volcanic and earthquake activity increased, damaging the building and surrounding area. However, many of the exhibit features, including wall mounted panels and displays, remained salvageable.
     "Recently, the National Park Service was approached by a 501C6 non-profit group, Mainstreet Pāhoa, who requested assistance in equipping a temporary visitor center in Pāhoa. Originally installed in 1986, the Jaggar exhibits were scheduled for a complete demolition and replacement starting in 2019. The damage and instability to Jaggar, however, has halted this project. With no other viable locations to display the exhibits in the park, soon they could be on loan to Mainstreet Pahoa," reports Hawaiʻi Volcanoes.
     Superintendent Cindy Orlando said, “We're delighted to assist the Pāhoa community and provide an opportunity for the public to experience the Jaggar exhibits a little longer. This is a joint effort with the County of Hawai‘i and Island of Hawai‘i Visitors Bureau. Mainstreet Pāhoa came to us with a plan, a place, and a specific request that we are able to accommodate with no cost to the park, and it helps serves one of our park communities.
Interior of Jaggar Museum as it was. NPS photo
     "Until it was destroyed by lava flows in 1989, the park had an entrance and visitor center serving the lower Puna community. Additional evaluation and planning are underway to determine a future volcanology museum experience in the park. It will likely take years and new funding for a new facility replacing Jaggar to open. No museum artifacts are included in this loan and no National Park Service funds are being used in this project."
     For more information on park recovery efforts, visit nps.gov/havo/recovery.htm. For more information on the Mainstreet Pāhoa visitor center project, visit mainstreetpahoa.business.site or contact (808) 960-4555.

See the video of the new lava cone in fissure 8. USGS film
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A SMALL CONE IS FORMING ON THE FLOOR OF THE CRATER within Fissure 8 in lower Puna, as seen by USGS staff this morning. They reported bits of molten lava emitting from the cone every few seconds, building up to an estimated height of around 3-4 m (about 10-13 ft).

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NORMAN STRENGTHENED TO A CATEGORY THREE HURRICANE TODAY. The county announced it will shut down Punaluʻu, Honuʻapo, and other beach parks on the east side of the island tomorrow morning. Civil Defense announced at 3 p.m. a High Surf Warning for the north and east facing shores of Hawaiʻi Island, from South Point to Upolu Point, and said that winds may also increase in localized areas today. Civil Defense stated:


Image from prh.noaa.gov/cphc


  • All County beach parks on the north and east side of the island, from South Point to Upolu Point, will be closed tomorrow. All permits and reservations for these parks have been cancelled.   
  • Boat owners should take measures to secure their vessels until the danger passes.
  • Oceanfront residents are urged to be on alert for high and dangerous surf conditions.
  • Complete preparations before nightfall.
  • Be prepared as conditions can change rapidly!
  • More information on hurricane preparedness can be found here: hawaiicounty.gov/emergency-preparedness
Image from prh.noaa.gov/cphc
     Civil Defense promised that "All closures will be updated in real time at hawaiicounty.gov/2018-hurricane-mapCivil Defense is monitoring the storm and will keep you informed of any changes that may affect your safety.  Do take this time to assure that emergency plans are updated."
     Predictions over recent days that Norman would start turning north, saw Norman continue west. The 11 a.m. forecast from the Central Pacific Hurricane Center predicted that Norman would make its northwest turn tonight and Thursday. At 5 p.m., Norman was traveling in a west-northwest direction, 380 miles from Hilo, with winds at 120 mph, moving toward Hawaiʻi at 9 mph.
     In the meantime, Category Two Hurricane Olivia, located nearly 2,000 miles from Hilo, was moving west-northwest at 14 mph, with winds of 100 mph, at 5 p.m. The National Hurricane Center predicts Olivia will track north of Hawaiʻi.

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Ten more endangered ʻAlalā - Hawaiian crow - are planned to be released into the Puʻu Makaʻala Natural Area Reserve
this Fall. Right now, 11 ʻAlalā are thriving, despite depredation, volcanic activity gasses and ash, ash
and smoke from fires, and hurricane rains. Photo from The ʻAlalā Project
THE ʻALALĀ PROJECT PLANS TO RELEASE MORE OF THE ENDANGERED BIRDS INTO PUʻU MAKAʻALA NATURAL AREA RESERVE this Fall. According to the ʻAlalā Project, 11 ʻAlalā, native Hawaiian crows, living in the wild for a almost a year, made it through recent heavy rains of Hurricane Lane, and the ash and bad air from nearby forest fires and lava flows. Ten more, raised in captivity, are scheduled to join them.
A pair of ʻAlalā, in the Puʻu Makaʻala Natural Area Reserve.
Photo from The ʻAlalā Project
     The critically endangered birds that were released into the wild from conservation breeding facilities last fall, experienced more than 30 inches of rain from Lane. As soon as it was safe, staff from ʻAlalā Project partner, San Diego Zoo Global's Hawai‘i Endangered Bird Conservation Program, headed into the field to check on the birds' welfare.
     Dr. Alison Greggor, a post-doctoral research associate with San Diego Global, commented, "The Hawaiian forest is very resilient and, in that way, the ʻAlalā are also very resilient. Our team got out here as soon as it was safe, and they saw no ill effects on the birds. They weathered the storm very well."
   Staff from the state Department of Land & Natural Resources assessed damage to roads, infrastructure, and any impact of the agency's management practices to steward the native forest.  DLNR Division of Forestry & Wildlife Biologist Jackie Gaudioso-Levita said, "Decades of intensive habitat management have made the reserve a unique ecosystem, home to some of the island's rarest birds and plants."
11 ʻAlalā are thriving, despite predation from species such
as the ʻIo, Hawaiian hawk. Photo from NPS
     Greggor described the 11 birds as "quite hardy.  They've lived in the forest for almost a year, including through one entire winter. They survive very well in wet conditions and they're able to fend for themselves. We've seen over time that the birds have gotten much better at seeking shelter in the forest and finding natural nooks and crevices where they can hide from the rain."
     She explained that forest birds "that get really wet from prolonged rain can see ill effects when their body temperatures drop." ʻAlalā are known to be highly intelligent and the field team was "thrilled" that, in spite of two and a half feet of rain in just over four days, the birds remained unharmed.  She said that with the tiny population, a single storm could decimate the program to establish them in the wild.
     Greggor said that "These ʻAlalā, with ten others planned to be released this Fall and dozens of others waiting in the wings, are the subjects of one of Hawai‘i's most intensive and complex conservation breeding and reintroduction programs ever."
An ʻAlalā, foraging on berries.
Photo from The ʻAlalā Project
     The last wild ʻAlalā were seen more than 15 years ago in South Kona. Experts from a host of state, federal, non-profit, and private agencies and organizations, all partners in The ʻAlalā Project, have spent years rearing birds in conservation centers on the Big Island and on Maui, managing suitable habitat, and strategically planning their release back to the wild. In addition to last year's and this Fall's upcoming release, the plan is to continue releasing birds into native forests for at least the next three years. "Ultimately the hope is ʻAlalā in the wild will eventually breed successfully and re-establish their place again in the ecosystem," says the report from the ʻAlalā Project.
    
     The ʻAlalā Project invites the public to attend two events this month:

     THE SECOND ANNUAL BIRD FAIR, part of the Hawaiʻi Island Festival of Birds, happens Saturday, Sept. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Sheraton Kona Resort at Keauhou Bay. General admission grants access to the Bird Fair for a full day of celebrating Hawaiʻi's birds and learning about their habitats and conservation challenges. Connect with artists, conservation groups, resource managers, scientists, and eco-tour companies.
     Speaker and panel presentations throughout the day features the theme, "Back from the Brink." Keiki activities and announcements will include the official release of the Hawaiian Islands Bird Pack for Merlin by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
     Children 15 and younger attend free with a paying adult. Included with each paid admission is a $5 Birdie Buck good towards a purchase at any Festival Booth. Parking is included and tickets will be validated. There will be lunch available for purchase and free water filling stations for those who bring a refillable water bottle and support the zero waste event. For more information, call 808-331-3655 or visit birdfesthawaii.org/event/bird-fair.

KEAUHOU-KAʻŪ COMMUNITY DAY, on Saturday, Sept. 22, gives the public a chance to be a forest guardian, to aloha ʻāina, and to give back to a place that is important to many native species. The Nā Kiaʻi Kūmokuhāliʻi program and Three Mountain Alliance's event gets people outside in the keauhou forest near Volcano in Kaʻū to "get a little dirty and learn more about native mauka forests and why they are so vital to life here on our island." For more information and to sign up, visit threemountainalliance.org/community.

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HAWAIIAN TELCOM invites everyone to participate in the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs - Cable Television Division - and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in the Measuring Broadband America program. The goal of the program is to collect broadband performance data that both the FCC and the DCCA can use in their efforts to improve access to broadband service across the State and the nation, states a release from the utility.
     Internet customers who are interested in volunteering for the project will have access to a personal reporting suite that will allow them to monitor and report their broadband service performance. A free device called a Whitebox will be provided through an analytics firm called SamKnows, and will measure several aspects related to the customer's Internet access experience. The Whitebox will not measure household activity and will only run tests when there is little or no network use taking place so it won't affect internet service performance.
     To participate in the project, fill out the FCC's web-based sign-up form at measuringbroadbandamerica.com/signup?country=236&isp=372&product=3862. For more information about the Measuring Broadband America project, visit cca.hawaii.gov/broadband/measuring-broadband-america. To view a video about the Whitebox installation proccess, visit youtube.com/watch?v=NBlCDupot3I.

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throughout Kaʻū, from Miloliʻi through Volcano, and free on 
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KAʻŪ TROJANS FALL SPORTS SCHEDULE
Football:
   Thu., Sept. 6, 6pm, @ Pāhoa
   Sat., Sept. 15, 1pm, @ Kohala
   Sat., Sept. 22, 3:30pm, host Lanai @ Keaʻau
   Sat., Sept. 29, 11am, host Pāhoa
   Sat, Oct 6, 12pm, host Kohala
Girls Volleyball:
   Wed., Sept. 12, 6pm, @ Christian Liberty
   Fri., Sept. 14, @ Kamehameha
   Mon., Sept. 17, 6pm, host Lapahoehoe
   Wed., Sept. 19, 6pm, host Kohala
   Thu., Sept. 20, 6pm, @ Honokaʻa
   Tue., Sept. 25, 6pm, @ HPA
   Fri., Sept. 28, 6pm, host Kona
   Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, host HAAS
   Tues, Oct 2, 6pm, @ Kealakehe
   Fri, Oct 5, 6pm, host Keaʻau
   Wed, Oct 10, 6pm, @ Parker
   Fri, Oct 12, 6pm, host St. Joseph
Cross Country:
   Sat., Sept. 8, 10am, @ Kamehameha
   Sat., Sept. 15, 10am, Keaʻau
   Sat., Sept. 22, 9am, @ HPA
   Fri., Sept. 28, 6pm, host Kona
   Mon., Oct. 1, 6pm, host HAAS
   Sat, Oct 6, 2pm, @ Kealakehe

NEW and UPCOMING
HULA VOICES RETURNS THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., with Kumu Hula Piʻilani Kaʻawaloa and moderator Desiree Moana Cruz, at Volcano Art Center's Ni‘aulani Campus in Volcano Village.
Kumu Hual Pi‘ilani Ka‘awaloa joins moderator Desiree Moana Cruz for
Hula Voices on Thursday, Sept. 6. Photo from volcanoartcenter.org
     Kaʻawaloa is Kumu Hula of Hālau Ka Hinano ʻO Puna. She is a graduate of Pāhoa High and Elementary Schools, with a B.A. in Hawaiian Studies and Teaching Certificate in Education from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo.
     As an active community member, she is President of the Kalapana Community Organization, and Reverend and member of Ka Mau Loa O Ka Malamalama Hoʻomana Naʻauao Church, and has served as ʻAlakaiʻi to Hālau O Ka Ua Kani Lehua under the direction of Johnny Lum Ho.
     As an educator, Kaʻawalao has taught at Pūnana Leo ʻO Hilo, Keaʻau Middle School, Honokaʻa High School, Pāhoa High & Intermediate School, and in the Kamehameha Hawaiʻi Performing Art program. She has appeared in various documentaries, and on local and national television, regarding the lava flows, Pele, and the stories - moʻolelo - of Puna and Pele.
     Each month, Hula Voices presents "an engaging, intimate 'talk story' session with Hawai‘i Island's hula practitioners, as they share their hula genealogy, traditions, protocols and experiences," states the event description on volcanoartcenter.org.
     Hula Voices, free to attend, is supported in part by a grant from the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority, the County of Hawaiʻi Department of Research and Development, and individual funding from members of the Volcano Art Center's ʻohana. Call 967-8222 for more. See volcanoartcenter.org.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 6
Ocean View Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Thu., Sept. 6, 6-7pmOcean View Community Center. 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Volleyball Clinic, Thu., Sept. 6, 6-8pm, Kaʻū District Gym. For keiki in 3rd through 12th grade. Register through Sept. 5. Covered shoes necessary. hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation, 928-3102

FRIDAY, SEPT. 7
ʻO Kaʻū Kākou Meeting, Fri., Sept. 7, 6:30pmAspen Centerokaukakou.org

SATURDAY, SEPT. 8
Pancake Breakfast and Raffle, Sat., Sept. 8, 8-11amOcean View Community Center. To volunteer, call 939-7033, ovcahi.org

Kāwā Community Workday, Sat., Sept. 8. Meet at 9:30am at Northern Gate, Kāwā. Sign up with James Akau, Nā Mamo o Kāwā, at namamookawa@gmail.com, jakau@nmok.org, or 561-9111. nmok.org

Hiʻiaka and Pele, Sat., Sept. 8, 9:30-11:30am, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Discover Hawaiian goddesses and the natural phenomena they represent on this free, moderate, one-mile walk. nps.gov/HAVO

Zentangle: Fancy Fiddles w/Dina Wood Kageler, Sat., Sept. 8, 10-1pm, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, Volcano Village. Celebrates Volcano's Hāpuʻu tree ferns. Loaner supplies available. Zentangle Basics and watercolor experience helpful but not required. $30/VAC member, $35/non-member, plus $10 supply fee. Bring light refreshment to share. volcanoartcenter.org, 967-8222

SUNDAY, SEPT. 9
ʻŌhiʻa Lehua, Sun., Sept. 9, 9:30-11am, Kahuku Unit of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Learn about vital role of ʻōhiʻa lehua in native Hawaiian forests, and many forms of ʻōhiʻa tree and its flower, on this free, easy, one-mile walk. nps.gov/HAVO

5th Annual Volcano Winery Harvest Festival, Sun., Sept. 9, 4-7pm, Volcano Winery. Benefit for Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. Music, food, wine, and raffle. $40/adult (21+). Purchase tickets in advance. 967-7772, volcanowinery.com

MONDAY, SEPT. 10
Kaʻū Homeschool Co–op Group, Mon., Sept. 10 and 24, 1pmOcean View Community Center. A parent-led homeschool activity/social group building community in Kaʻū. Contact prior to attending to confirm location in case of field trip. Laura Roberts, 406-249-3351

TUESDAY, SEPT. 11
C.E.R.T. Discovery Harbour/Nāʻālehu, Tue., Sept. 11, 4-6pm, Discovery Harbour Community Hall. Public invited to see what Community Emergency Response Team is about, and participate in training scenarios. Dina Shisler, dinashisler24@yahoo.com, 410-935-8087

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12
Volcano Bay Clinic Mobile Health Unit Visits: Dental, Wed., Sept. 12, 8-5pm; Medical, Thu., Aug 27, 1-5pmCooper CenterVolcano Village. Must be Bay Clinic, Inc. patient. Medical services offered last Thursday of every Month; Dental, second Wednesday. Call 333-3600 to schedule appointment. See Cooper Center June newsletter for details. thecoopercenter.org

Arts and Crafts Activity: Dove Foldable For Peace, Wed., Sept. 12, 3:30-5pm, Pāhala Community Center. For keiki in grades K-8. Register Sept. 4-11. Free. hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation, 928-3102

ONGOING
5th Annual Volcano Winery Harvest Festival tickets on sale for event on Sun., Sept. 9. Benefit for Volcano School of Arts and Sciences. Music, food, wine, and raffle. $40/adult (21+). 967-7772, volcanowinery.com

5th Annual Kaʻū Coffee Trail Run Registration Open, online at webscorer.com/register?raceid=128145. Fees through Sept. 10: 5K, $35/person; 10K, $45/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $55/person. Fees Sept. 11-20:  5K, $55/person; 10K, $65/person; and 1/2 Marathon, $75/person. On Race Day, $75 per person, any race. Race Day is Sat., Sept. 22, 7 a.m.; begins and ends at Kaʻū Coffee Mill, kaucoffeemill.com. Event organizers: ʻO Kaʻū Kākou, okaukakou.org.

Activities at Kahuku Park - within Hawaiian Ocean View Estates - over the next two months, include two physical activities, three arts and crafts activities, and a Park Beautification Day.
     For all ages:
     - Friendship Bracelets: Wed., Sept. 19, 3 to 4 p.m. Registration open Sept. 10 through 14.
     - Park Beautification Day: Fri., Sept. 28, 1:30 to 4 p.m. Registration open Sept. 19 through 26.
     Activities are free to attend. For more, call Teresa Anderson at 929-9113 or visit the park during business hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 12:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/.

Free Arts and Crafts Activities at Pāhala Comunity Center happen on Wednesdays in September, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., through the end of Sept., for keiki in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
     - Sept. 12: Dove Foldable For Peace. Register through Sept. 11.
     - Sept. 19: Handprint Tree Art. Register Sept. 13 through 18.
     - Sept. 26: Beaded Wind Chime. Register Sept. 19 through 25.
     For more, call 928-3102 or visit the community center during business hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, from noon to 8 p.m., or Friday, from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recreation/.

Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschools Temporary Nāʻālehu Location is Kauahaʻao Church in Waiʻōhinu. Meeting days and times remain the same: Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. Pāhala site program meets Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Pāhala Community Center.
     Tūtū and Me also offers home visits to those with keiki zero to five years old, to aid with parenting tips and strategies, educational resources, and a compassionate listening ear. Free. Visits last 1.5 hours, two to four times a month, total of 12 visits. Snacks are provided.
     To enroll in either program, fill out enrollment forms found at pidf.org/programs/tutu_and_me/enrollment_forms, or call Linda Bong at 464-9634. Questions: Clark at 929-8571 or eclark@pidfountation.org.

Volunteers Needed by St. Jude's Episcopal Church for community outreach, especially soup cooks and shower organizers, towel laundry, alter guild, and for the computer lab. Volunteers do not have to be members of the church. "Volunteering for St. Jude's Saturday Shower and Soup ministry is an opportunity to serve God in a powerful way," states St. Jude's. Contact Dave Breskin, 319-8333.


Ocean View Vet Center Visits Suspended until further notice. Veterans, call 329-0574 for VA benefit information. ovcahi.org

Harmony Educational Services, Home Based Educational Programs - Open Enrollment through Oct 15; harmonyed.com/hawaii. Partnered with four local public charter schools, Harmony offers benefits of homeschooling with resources available to public schools. Interested families can also contact Rayna Williams at rwilliams@harmonyed.com or 430-9798.

Disaster Recovery Center open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Pāhoa Neighborhood Center at 15-3022 K
auhale St. See information applicants need to bring, or register online, at fema.gov/disaster/4366. If you are a survivor who has left the area, call 800-621-3362. Salvation Army distribution center at Pāhoa Community Center on Tue, Thu, and Sat, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. To donate, contact 756-0306.


Find Your Park, invites Hawai
ʻi Volcanoes National Park, to kamaʻaina and tourist alike. Experience authentic Hawaiian cultural programs, guided hikes, After Dark events, and more from Kaʻū to Volcano to Hilo, while the partial closure of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park continues.
     Free of charge, with no entry fees, rangers offer new and familiar programs at Kahuku Unit, Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus, and Mokupāpapa Discovery Center and Prince Kūhio Plaza in Hilo.
Kahuku Unit
     Kahuku events are posted to the park website, nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/kahuku-hikes.htm.
     Regularly scheduled Guided Hikes, monthly Coffee Talk, daily Ranger Talks, with cultural demonstrations and activities on weekends.
     Guided Hikes on Saturdays and Sundays begin at 9:30 a.m. Meet the ranger at the welcome tent. Can't make a guided hike but want to get to know Kahuku better? The Friends of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park will tailor a customized trek just for you. Contact Friends through their website. Proceeds support Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
     Coffee Talk, held the last Friday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Visitor Contact Station. Dr. Frank Bonaccorsoreveals "A Day in the Life of ʻŌpeʻapeʻa - the Hawaiian Hoary Bat," and shares a 24-hour cycle of the only land mammal native to Hawaiʻi on Fri., Aug. 31.
     Ranger Talks introduce the natural, cultural and historic attributes of Kahuku on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., at the Visitor Contact Station.
     ʻIke Hana No ʻEau: Experience the Skillful Work Cultural Demonstrations and Activities, Saturdays and Sundays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Visitor Contact Station.
     Picnic in the Park: Join Kahuku for Hawaiian music and hula. Bring a picnic lunch or opt to buy lunch from food trucks on this family-friendly day. Supported by the Friends of Hawaiʻi VolcanoesNational Park. Sun., Sept. 16, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus
     Find Park Rangers in Volcano Village daily, at the Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus at 19-4074 Old Volcano Rd. Rangers are there 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide talks and answer questions about the current eruption.
     After Dark Near the Park at the Volcano Art Center's Niʻaulani Campus. Each event will have a different subject matter.
Mokupāpapa Discovery Center
     Find Park Rangers in downtown Hilo, Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rangers provide daily eruption updates. At 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., they give a talk about all five of Hawaiʻi Island's volcanoes, including Kīlauea. Get NPS Passport Books stamped. Located at 76 Kamehameha Ave., Hilo.
Prince Kūhio Plaza
     Find Park Rangers alongside the park's non-profit partner, Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association, at their brand new mall store.
Grand Naniloa Hotel
     Find Park Rangers stationed at the Grand Naniloa Hotel in downtown Hilo on Sundays and Mondays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Rangers provide eruption updates at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The park film that is normally available to visitors at Kīlauea Visitor Center at the Summit, Born of Fire, Born in the Sea, is shown every half-hour beginning at 9:30 a.m.
     Park rangers also greet incoming arrivals at the Hilo International Airport, welcome cruise ship passengers as they disembark at the Port of Hilo, and inform visitors at ʻImiloa Astronomy Center most Sundays.

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