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2015 Biodiversity and Cultural Festival

This event is organized by: National Geographic
Email Address for more information: jessica_ferracane@nps.gov
Phone number for more information: n/a

 

Summary Description: In conjunction with this year’s BioBlitz, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s 35th annual Cultural Festival has been moved from July to May 2015 and will highlight the park’s rich biodiversity. Enjoy music from award-winning recording artists Keoki Kahumoku, Kenneth Makuakāne, and other local music groups. Enjoy hula performances by Hālau Ulumamo o Hilo Palikū under the direction of Kumu Hula Mamo Brown. Listen to leading scientist talks. Participate in photography workshops lead by National Geographic photographers and editors. Explore more than 30 exhibition booths. Watch scientists at work, get a "diploma" from the Biodiversity University, and learn more about Hawaiian culture from skilled native practitioners. It's free, family-friendly, and no registration is required. Check back for a complete entertainment and special presentation schedule. Interactive Exhibits Explore interactive exhibitor booths featuring environmental organizations, wildlife groups, and Hawaiian arts and traditional crafts. Have fun while learning about the biodiversity of Hawaii and beyond with organizations such as the Mokupāpapa Discovery Center, All One Ocean, and the Wildfire Management Organization. Experience lei making, coconut weaving, poi pounding, and other Hawaiian cultural traditions. Science Look through a microscope to discover life in tiny places, and learn how scientists identify plants and animals. Have a burning science question? Ask an on-site expert. You'll learn that biodiversity is everywhere—and why we need it. Photography Meet National Geographic photographers and learn their tips and tricks at on-site workshops. Talk to National Geographic photo editors and understand what makes a great photo. Check back for a schedule of workshop and presentation times. Food Local food vendors and trucks will serve up a diversity of gastronomic options to meet everyone’s needs and taste buds.

 

Dates: 05/15/2015 09:00 AM - 05/16/2015 05:00 PM

 

Is this event free of charge?: Yes
Venue: Kīlauea Visitor Center, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Kīlauea Visitor Center, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
City: Hawaii National Park
State: Hawaii
Country: USA

 

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Pre-registration required?: No

 

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