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Nēnē Awareness Day Contest Kicks Off

August 25, 2015, 12:46 PM HST
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Nēnē family, photo credit: Haleakalā National Park.

Nēnē family, photo credit: Haleakalā National Park.

By Maui Now Staff

The National Park Service turns 99 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 25.

To celebrate, Haleakalā National Park is waiving park entrance fees for the day.

The park also kicks off the its annual Nēnē Awareness Day contest for middle school students.

To participate, students are invited to create a logo and slogan about why the endangered birds are special or what people can do to protect the birds.

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Prizes include a one-year park pass and toys and games donated by the Hawaiʻi Pacific Parks Association, a non-profit park partner.

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Entries will be accepted until Sept. 18, and drawings will be on display at the park starting on Nēnē Awareness Day, September 26.

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