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Mahalo Monday: ‘Ike Hana No‘eau

March 16, 2015

Did you know that Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, through its non-profit cooperating partner, Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association (HPPA), offers free Hawaiian cultural programs visitors every month? Visitors recently had the opportunity to earn how to transform coconut fronds into fun items and take home their creations. Staff from the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association shared their knowledge and love of Ulana Niu (Coconut Weaving) at the Kīlauea Visitor Center lānai as part of the park’s ongoing ‘Ike Hana No‘eau “Experience the Skillful Work” workshops. Thanks to the Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association, the workshops are free (but park entrance fees apply). Mahalo Monday to our partners at HPPA!

Fish creation from Ulana Niu. (NPS photo/Christa Sadler)

Fish creation from Ulana Niu. (NPS photo/Christa Sadler)

Visitors learning

There’s something fishy about this photo… (NPS photo/Christa Sadler)

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Visitors learn Ulana Niu from HPPA staff. (NPS photo/Christa Sadler)

Visitors show off their Ulana Niu creations. (NPS photo/Christa Sadler)

Visitors show off their Ulana Niu creations. (NPS photo/Christa Sadler)

The author is a Student Conservation Association/AmeriCorps intern working with Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on the park’s centennial initiatives.

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  1. Shana In CH permalink
    March 18, 2015 9:49 pm

    Reblogged this on swiss experience.

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