Help Discount Fabric Warehouse sew face masks for schoolchildren

The new school year is just around the corner and Discount Fabric Warehouse, along with the East Hawaii Friends of the Children’s Justice Center and in partnership with representatives from Hawaii Island schools, is working on collecting face masks for school-aged keiki on the Big Island.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea Volcano’s summit water lake is 1 year old

On July 25, 2019, ponded water was first observed within Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kilauea Volcano. Over the past twelve months, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has watched this amazing body of water grow from a nascent pond into a veritable lake, the first observed within Kilauea caldera in at least 200 years.

Palace Theater gets a facelift

The Historic Hilo Palace Theater is being restored to its former glory. The Palace team is making the most of this period of closure, currently working through a full restoration of the theater’s front facade. The earthquake of 2018 caused substantial damage to the stucco, and several large pieces of wood trim fell off the building to the sidewalk below. The project is not merely an aesthetic one, but a matter of public safety.

Volcano Watch: HVO looking to install seismographs in your community

The Youth and Education in Science (YES) program at USGS in collaboration with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is launching a community outreach and educational project called Bridging Local Outreach &Seismic Signal Monitoring in Hawaii. BLOSSM aims at engaging local students and communities through seismology.