For birders and others interested in Hawaii.
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Because you have expressed interest in our cultural presentations, we thought
you might like information on this FREE event offered by the Mauna Kea
Observatories, Mauna Kea Support Services, Office of Mauna Kea Management, and
the University of Hawai`i Institute for Astronomy.
Please remember that weather can be cold and changeable at the 9,000 ft
elevation, so dress appropriately, and fill your gas tank before heading up
Here is an article on the event:
The articles have background information on the topic, and travel and safety
information and links.
Attached is a flier, and some information you may find useful. Please feel free
to print it out and post or pass it out! If you know of anyone who may be
interested, please forward!
Mahalo no, a me nānā i nā hōkū,
Title: Malalo o ka Po Lani – "Birds of a Feather"
FaceBook Page: Ma Lalo o ka Po Lani
Presenter: Claudia Ziroli
Date: Saturday, July 19
Location: Visitor Information Station at the 9,300 foot elevation on Mauna Kea
FREE - Seating for this program is first-come first-serve.
Onizuka Center for International Astronomy
Mauna Kea Visitor’s Information Station
Phone: (808) 961-2180 Fax: (808) 969-4892
Malalo o Ka Po Lani
Hawaiian Culture night on Maunakea
Birds of a Feather
Saturday, July 19, 6:00 pm
The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station’s free monthly program, “Malalo o ka
Po Lani,” will be held at the Onizuka Center for International Astronomy
Visitor Information Station’s presentation room, beginning at 6:00pm. The
presentation will take place for approximately one hour, with our stargazing
program following shortly thereafter.
Explore how feather lei integrate with traditional cultural practices for avian
resource management when naturalist Claudia Ziroli joins Leilehua Yuen and Manu
Josiah in Saturday’s Culture Night program. The program fincludes the
storytelling, chanting, and hula of Leilehua Yuen, and the stories, traditional
Hawaiian flute music, and guitar music of Manu Josiah.
Naturalist Claudia Ziroli shares this month on the interrelationship of the
people, the environment, and traditional Hawaiian culture in this presentation
on the birds of Mauna Kea. Ziroli hs been a devoted bird watcher throughout her
life, and developed her interest in Hawaiian birds while working with local
experts in the field. She has worked as a naturalist on the Island of Hawai`i
for the past 20 years through the University of Hawai`i at Hilo.
At one time, vast forests of native mamane trees grew on the slopes of Mauna
Kea. Ravaged by the over grazing of ungulates, the few remaining trees are the
primary food source for Hawaii’s native Palila. Mauna Kea’s forested slopes are
also home to `Apapapne, `Amakihi, `I`iwi, `Elepaio and `Akiapoli`au.
Hawaiian artists and artisans developed an extensive body of featherworked
items for apparel and ceremonial display. From skirts to statuary, helmets to
cloaks, chiefly ceremonial items were intricately feathered. The birds that
provided these feathers were captured and managed in a variety of ways that
assured a continuous supply. The kia manu, the bird catcher not only harvested
the birds, but watched over the health of the bird populations.
For details, visit:
Or phone: 1-808-961-2180
Find us on our FaceBook page, “Ma Lalo i ka Po Lani”
Each month, a different Cultural Practitioner shares perspectives on an aspect
of Hawaiian culture, history, and or arts relating to the natural history of
Maunakea. The “Malalo o ka Po Lani” cultural program is held on the third
Saturday of every month in the Ellison Onizuka Center for International
Astronomy Visitor Information Station’s presentation room at the 9,300 ft
eleveation on Mauna Kea. For more information on programs at the Mauna Kea
Visitor Information Station please visit our web site:
www.ifa.hawaii.edu/info/vis or call us at (808) 961-2180.
After the presentation, join the star party on the lanai of the Ellison Onizuka
Center for International Astronomy, and enjoy the beauty of the stars from one
of the world’s premier sites for astronomy.
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