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Nēnē Awareness Day at Haleakalā National Park

September 26, 2018, 4:05 AM HST
* Updated September 26, 7:25 AM
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Baby nēnē born at Kahili Golf Course in Waikapū. File photo (Jan. 2016) credit: Kahili Golf Course.

Haleakalā National Park celebrates their annual Nēnē Awareness Day today, Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to noon at Hosmer Grove with an educational “Treasure Hunt” activity.

The event offers the opportunity to explore Hosmer Grove, learn about the world’s most endangered geese, and how you can protect them. Prizes and postcards are generously provided by the park’s cooperating partner, Hawai’i Pacific Parks Association.

The National Park Service sponsored self-guided “Treasure Hunt” will have participants find five stamps along the trail and stamp postcards provided by the park.

At the end of the activity, participants who share with park staff how to protect the nēnē will receive the “he kiaˋi nēnē au” pledge card and a prize.

For more information about the park, visit: nps.gov/hale.

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Nēnē Awareness Day information will also be available at the Headquarters Visitor Center located at 7,000 feet.

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