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Hawaii Volcano National Park

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Transcript of Hawaii Volcano National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
By: Nicole, Morgan, and Lauren
Location
On the Big island of Hawaii.
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Just outside of Hilo
Size
323,431 Acres
History
Traditionally home of the volcano goddess Pele.
Hawaii National Park was first established in 1916.
Plants
Two volcanoes called: Kilauea and Mauna Loa.
Beach Poppies
Hawaiian Sedge
Broad leaf Papala
Climate
mostly tropical weather, but experiences many different climates depending on altitude and weather.
Temp. ranges from 79-90 degrees.
Landforms
Large numbers of volcanic land forms.
Halemaumau, pit crater.
Caldera- large basin shaped volcanic depression.
Wildlife
Hawaiian Petrel
Nene
Hawksbill Turtle
Visitors per year
7.6 million visitors per year
History
Polynesian migration began 300 A.D.
Hawaiians mae offerings during erruptions to Pele the volcano goddess.
In 1790 Polynesians decided to go near one of the volcanos and the volcano erupted, killing most of the polynesians, leaving their footprint marks on the dried up lava.
Changes in landscape
Hawaiians and the National Park service protect the sacred areas.
No one is allowed to live in this park area anymore.
That concludes our powerpoint!

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Wild Hogs
Volcanoes have created 568 acres of land.
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