To commemorate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park has created new digital features, tours, and tools for visitors to connect with Hawaiian culture. The new features include web content about the cultural significance of park landscapes and new self-guided tours on the free National Park Service (NPS) App.
In-person park visitors can learn and explore with six self-guided tours on the NPS App. Created by park rangers with visitors in mind, the NPS App gives the public up-to-date information about not only Hawaiʻi Volcanoes, but all 423 national parks in one easy-to-use app. Visitors can download the NPS App in the iOS App Store and Google Play Store to plan a trip, find places to view the ongoing eruption of Kīlauea, use interactive features, and download maps and self-guided tours ahead of time.
Virtual park visitors can learn more about culturally significant park places, the many and varied cultural sites contained within its boundaries, as well as some of themoʻolelo connected to them. Moʻolelo are stories, myths and legends that are part of the cultural fabric of Hawaiʻi.
In addition to the web content and NPS App, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes joins the Pacific Island national parks on social media throughout the month of May to share posts that highlight the special pilina (interconnections) between culture, human history, and traditions.