National Wildlife Refuge Week Events

National Wildlife Refuge Week events are Oct. 11–19

Come out and explore one of your island’s refuges.  There will be a few special guests and events, happening at Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge.  Reservations are recommended, if you are visiting the refuge Wednesday-Saturday. E-mail the listed contact to sign up for after hours events. On a few of our open days, will have other conservation partners on site to share their expertise with visitors. 

Wednesday, Oct. 11 

Endangered Species & Illegal Wildlife Trade Exhibit 

10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

During your visit on this day, learn from Michelle Clark, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. You will learn about endangered species and CITES (The Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora). On display will be seized wildlife products. 

Reservations recommended to enter Refuge.

Friday, Oct. 13 

Nihokū (Crater Hill) Hike 

7:45 a.m.-11 a.m.  

Join refuge refuge rangers Jennifer Waipa and Laurel Smith, for a moderate hike to view the slopes of Nihokū. Learn about efforts being made to strengthen Hawai‘i’s seabird populations and native plant restoration efforts. Space is limited! 

Reservations required. Contact Ranger Laurel at 

Saturday, Oct. 14 

Entrance Fee-Free Day at Kīlauea Point NWR

10 a.m.-4 p.m

Celebrate NWR Week with us at Kīlauea Point--no entry fee required! We work to fulfill our mission in partnership with many others. Come meet a few of our conservation partners who will have informational booths and share about the work they do. 

Reservations recommended to enter Refuge. 

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Bird Photography Workshop

2:30 p.m.- 5:45 p.m.

Learn how to photograph wildlife responsibly and ethically. Participants will learn new skills and recommended settings for photographing birds in flight. Space is limited!

Reservations are required. Contact Ranger Laurel at

Thursday, Oct. 19

4:00 p.m.- Sunset

Join us weeding for of invasive species invasive species
An invasive species is any plant or animal that has spread or been introduced into a new area where they are, or could, cause harm to the environment, economy, or human, animal, or plant health. Their unwelcome presence can destroy ecosystems and cost millions of dollars.

Learn more about invasive species
followed by birdwatching at sunset. If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities this event is a great starting point. Space is limited!

Reservations required. Contact Ranger Angela at

Event date and time
Event location name
Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge


3500 Kilauea RoadKilauea,96754HI
Age range
All ages