Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project participates in various environmental education and outreach events throughout the year. During these events, we focus on educating people about native forest birds, our research, conservation work, and partner projects. Events include annual fairs, fundraisers, charity events, and presentations. Fundraisers help support the work of recovering native forest birds and their habitat.
If you have an idea for a fundraiser or are interested in inviting us to your event for either an outreach table or presentation, please email us at email@example.com
Please see the Calendar of Events and Fundraisers below.
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. 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 East Maui Watershed Partnership, Maui Invasive Species Committee, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, and Nā Koa Manu Conservation.
Currently, scheduled trainings are:
Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Trainings provide:
October 28th, 2023: Run for the Dry Forest. Puʻuwaʻawaʻa from 6:45 am – 12:00 pm. MFBRP and The ʻAlalā Project will at the annual Run for the Dry Forest held at Puʻuwaʻawaʻa on Hawaiʻi Island. This event is a great opportunity to get involved and see some of our native dry forests located on Hawaiʻi Island. For more information and to register click here.
November 4th, 2023: Arbor Day Garden Expo/ʻŌhiʻa Love Fest. Maui Nui Botanical Gardens from 9 am – 2 pm. Come find us at the Arbor Day Garden Expo/ ʻŌhiʻa Love Fest happening at the Maui Nui Botanical Gardens. This is a partnership between Hawaiian Electric Company, Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Maui Nui Botanical Gardens and the Maui Association of Landscape Professionals, this free event will have presentations, Hawaiian cultural activities, conservation organizations, plants for sale, and a native Hawaiian tree giveaway that is first come, first served, one per person, any age. For more information click here.
November 5th, 2023: Ikuwā Festival. ʻImiloa Astronomy Center from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Join us at the ʻImiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo for this FREE festival celebrating the ʻIkuwā season and our connections to land, sea and sky. For more information click here.
November 8th, 2023: Community Informational Meeting for ʻAlalā Environmental Assessment. Kula Elementary School from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Join us for a free public informational meeting to learn more about the plans to release ʻalalā on Maui. This meeting will provide an opportunity to learn more about the project, get an update on the Environmental Assessment, and provide public testimony for this release project. For more information click here.
November 12th, 2023: Careers in Conservation Event with Maui Huliau Foundation. Ke Kula o Piʻilani Campus ʻIao Valley from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. As part of our Careers in Conservation series, Maui Huliau Foundation and our program partners, welcome the return of our Careers in Conservation events in the 2023-24 school year. At these free events, high school and college students will learn hands-on career skills from professionals working to protect Maui’s natural resources and ecosystems from mauka to makai through activity stations run by local professionals working in these fields. Learn more and register today by clicking here.