Become part of Hawaii’s conservation story

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Three-hour training on Maui's natural environment to inform tour guides, informal and formal educators, and the general public. These trainings focus on watersheds, native plants and animals, and invasive species. Presentations are simple, educational, fact-based and are taught by members of conservation organizations.

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness aims to Connect Conservation Professionals with Tourism Professionals to create a beneficial relationship in nature-based tourism as both can benefit from increasing the quality of interpretation and the level of awareness of Hawaiʻi’s unique natural resources.

• Introduction to the natural history of the islands
• East Maui Watershed Partnership: Facts on how a watershed works, the conservation efforts to protect it, and endemism in Hawaiian plants.
• Maui Invasive Species Committee: Facts about the rate of new species to the island over time with examples of invasive species and what should be reported if seen.
• Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project: Facts about native forest birds: how they got here, why they are unique, the threats they face, and conservation and recovery actions.
• Guest Speaker: New environmental expert each training. They will share information about their area of expertise.


• Facts that you can share
• Certificate
• Informational cards to use for tours
• Volunteer information
• Maui Mauka sticker
• Snacks and refreshments

Guest Speaker: Margaret Pulver, Kaho'olawe Island Reserve Commission. After receiving a B.S from the University of Vermont and a M.S. at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, she went on to teach at Hoʻāla School on Oʻahu. There she developed an integrated curriculum rooted in Hawaiian culture and place, interwoven with community, and adaptable to the individual passions of students. Maggie is also a volunteer with Polynesian Voyaging Society and served as crew member, education program specialist and outreach coordinator during the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. She first became involved with Kaho'olawe in 2012 as a KIRC volunteer, and then continued to work with the Protect Kaho‘olawe 'Ohana. She is excited to have landed her "dream job" working in the service of Kahoʻolawe.

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