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Free Forest Tours at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
October 21, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Monday, repeating until December 30, 2019
Every Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m, learn about rare native Hawaiian rain forests, and specifically Niaulani rain forest, in VAC’s guided rain forest tour. Visitors learn about Niaulani’s overall ecological importance as one of the last old-growth koa and’ōhi’a rain forests, VAC’s role in its protection and restoration, the continual threats to its integrity, how Hawaiian plant and animal species have closely evolved with one another, how native species have evolved to be different from their colonizing ancestors, and ethnobotanical uses of Hawaiian flora.
These hour-long walks take place rain or shine along an easy, level gravel trail. Reservations are not required but are appreciated for groups of five or more. Be prepared for rain in the rain forest.
Donations are warmly appreciated, as they help VAC’s rain forest restoration and education efforts.
Photo: Volcano Art Center/Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park
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