Author: MyLynn

The Hawaiian islands are home to many special plants and animals, many of which are endemic. Being endemic means restricted or peculiar to a locality or region. Through my time at the park, I’ve witnessed many plants that are endemic to Hawai‘i. I will share a few...

Trail post for various hikes. Many hikes are closed due to damages from volcanic activity. Photo by MyLynn Phan. Being a Science Communication Assistant in Hawai‘i Volcanoes usually means that I’m sitting inside an office, researching and developing programs on a computer. Although it’s rewarding and fascinating material...

Beautifully prepared poi. Photo by A Taste of Hawaii. If you’ve ever been to Hawai‘i, you’ve probably heard about poi. Poi is a thick paste of pounded taro root, a traditional staple of Hawaiian cuisine. Traditional poi is produced by mashing the cooked corm (baked or steamed) on...

Kīlauea Volcano erupting. Photo by USA Today News. Volcanic life is exciting. It’s grandiose and spectacular. Every morning, I feel grateful to walk outside and witness a true phenomenon, seeing how these islands that I am walking on have been born of fire, born of...