General Events

Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project participates in various environmental education and outreach events throughout the year as time allows. During these events, we focus on educating people about native forest birds and our research. Please see our Previous Events page for examples of outreach we have done in the past. Events include annual fairs, fundraisers, charity events, and presentations.

This page has our most current events. Please check back for updates. Also check out our Fundraisers page for dates on these events.

If you are interested in inviting Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project to your event for either an outreach table or presentation, please email us at info AT 

Maui Nui Botanical Garden's Ulu Festival

Saturday, August 26, from 9 AM to 3 PM: Lā ‘Ulu (Breadfruit Day!)
In partnership with the Ulupono Initiative and the Maui Breadfruit Company, MNBG will host our first annual Ulu Festival, called Lā ‘Ulu! Spend the day at the Gardens learning about the delicious, nutritious, affordable Breadfruit!  Native Hawaiian plants will be sold at this event. 

MFBRP will have a booth at the event. Come visit us!

Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Volunteers Presentation

MFBRP's Laura Berthold will be giving a presentation at the HIHWNMS volunteer meeting. Presentation will focus on native bird species, restoration of the forest, and the connection between mauka and makai work.

Meeting is from 6:30-8pm on September 12th, 2017 at 726 South Kīhei Road
Kīhei, Hawaiʻi 96753.

Maui Rotary Club Meeting Presentation

MFBRP's Laura Berthold will be giving a presentation at the Maui Rotary Club at Lumeria Maui, 1813 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, HI 96768. Meeting is from 12-1pm on October 25th, 2017. 

Maui Mauka Trainings

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Trainings: Interpretation of nature plays a significant role in eco-based tourism and is beneficial to tour operators, visitors, conservation groups, and the nature-based tourism economy.  Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Trainings (MMCAT) for Nature-based Tour Operators is a program that was initially funded by the Hawai'i Tourism Authority. The program’s goal is to educate tour operators and guides about native ecosystems and species found in Hawai'i and the projects that are helping conserve it. 

The program is a partnership between:

  1. East Maui Watershed Partnership
  2. Maui Invasive Species Committee
  3. Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project

Currently scheduled trainings are: 

  • Wednesday, October 18th, 12-3pm in Kihei at Kealia Ponds National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Additional special guest speaker Suzanne Conlon from Kealia Ponds, US Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • Monday, October 30th, 9am-12pm in Kahului. Additional special guest speaker will be Emily Severson from the Maui nui Seabird Recovery Project.

If you are interested in having an additional Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Training for your Maui based tour company please contact Allison at (808)573-6999,

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Trainings provide:

  • An opportunity to learn from conservation professionals about current projects.
  • Facts you can share with your guests about the forests of Haleakalā, native forest birds, habitat restoration, unique plants, and how Maui is addressing invasive species concerns.
  • Information presented in an entertaining format, customized for tour guides.
  • Field guides and fact sheets for you to take with you.