Post-Symposium Volcano Field Trip

Halema‘uma‘u overlook vent, viewed from Hawai‘i Volcano Observatory

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
Post-Symposium Field Trip
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Registration Is Now Closed. 
Deadline to register was Monday, January 6, 2014


  • $99 per person for conference participants/guests
  • This field trip is contingent on a minimum of 25 participants
  • Once the minimum registration count is reached, you will be contacted for payment processing


  • 01:30 pm Depart Hilo Hawaiian Hotel for Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park
  • 02:15 pm Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Kilauea Visitors Center
    - Sulfur Banks & Steam Bluffs
    - Mauna Ulu Lava Field
    - Nahuku (Lava Tube)
    - Jaggar Museum
    - Picnic dinner
    - Evening viewing of the glow and lava lake in Halema‘uma‘u Crater
  • 06:30 pm Depart back to Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
  • 07:15 pm Approximate arrival at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel

Steam Vents, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park


  • Those with heart or lung conditions must be aware of altitude, weather and air changes
  • What To Wear: Comfortable walking/hiking shoes & long pants
  • What To Bring: Light rain gear, towel, sun block, hat, at least 1 liter of water, & a camera


  • Guided tour with University Field Interpreter
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Picnic dinner with beverage
  • Snacks & bottled water
  • Guided tour of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park including the volcanic sulfur banks, Jaggar Museum, Mauna Ulu Lava Field and Nahuku (Thurston) Lava Tube, steam vents and magnificent crater rim views of the volcano
  • Written information on Hawaiian Volcanoes will be provided

Hapu‘u Tree Fern, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park


One of the world’s most dramatic landscapes in the world, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is both a powerful geological site as well as a deeply spiritual experience.

Pele is the Goddess of Hawaii’s Volcanoes and you can feel her presence as you traverse the volcano and reflect on the powerful and historic eruptions of the past. Your University Field Interpreter will guide you through the extraordinary geology of the Volcano’s lava flows, craters, sulfur banks, steam vents and dramatic lava tubes. On the walking tour of mesic rainforest you’ll observe Hawaii’s unique endemic birds and plant species. This will be an unforgettable trip as your explore the diverse environment and the inspiring and dramatic vistas.

Field Trip Registration Is Now Closed.