Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

January 2010 Proclaimed Volcano Awareness Month

January 6, 2010, 9:27 am

In a Proclamation from the County of Hawai'i, January 2010 has been designated "Volcano Awareness Month." Throughout the month, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), in cooperation with Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, Hawai'i County Civil Defense, and the University of Hawai'i at Hilo, will sponsor various events to promote the importance of understanding and respecting the volcanoes on which we live.

 
Volcano Awareness Month kicked off on Saturday, January 2. The outdoor public event had to be cancelled due to poor air quality that morning, but media were able to videotape event speakers inside HVO. The Sunday, January 3rd, editions ofHawaii Tribune-Herald and West Hawaii Today include a special newspaper insert containing lots of volcano awareness information and a calendar of events.
 
Activities scheduled for the rest of the month include guided hikes, evening talks, teacher workshops and other extraordinary programs focusing on Hawaiian volcanoes.