LEARN ABOUT HAWAIIAN WATERSHEDS
with instructors from the East Maui Watershed Partnership,
Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project & the Maui Invasive Species Committee
Our 3 hour format provides your tour operators and guides with an effective way to communicate information to Maui visitors about the species and environments of Hawaii.
What makes our training unique?
Share our take home fact sheets and guides with your clients to keep them informed with the latest in Hawai'i's conservation news
Learn incredible “WOW!” statements you can share with your guests about the forests of Haleakala, native forest birds, habitat restoration, unique plants, and how Maui is addressing invasive species concerns.
Experience a new opportunity to learn directly from expert conservation professionals about current projects happening right now on Maui.
COMPANIES TRAINED BY MMCAT
Polynesian Adventure Tours
Maui Mountain Cruisers
Unique Hawaiʻi Experience
Pacific Whale Foundation
Travel Plaza Transport
Haleakala Bike Company
Maui Easy Riders
Personal Guide Services
And we can tailor a training
to your needs!
TOUR TYPES WE TRAIN
TRAINING PROVIDED BY
Sharing facts on how our watershed makes water including cloud drip and water cycle, endemism in Hawaiian plants and conservation efforts being done to protect our watersheds.
Sharing facts about native forest birds: how they got here, why they are unique, threats,
conservation and recovery actions.
Sharing facts about the rate of new species to the island over time with examples of invasive
species that tour groups encounter and what should be reported if seen.
Our fiscal sponsor, allowing the above conservation agencies to work together and deliver these training's. We rely on donations and small grants to make this program possible.
Guest Speaker: Melissa Price from UH Manoa on Pueo (Native Owl)
Location: Maui Bird Conservation Center, Olinda
Thursday, Oct. 21st 1-4pm
Rachel Kingsley, Education and Outreach Associate for the 'Alalā Project
Rachel Kingsley is the Hawaiian Forest Bird Outreach and Education Associate for Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project and the ʻAlala Project. Rachel joined the team at MFBRP in 2021 bringing with her background knowledge of native Hawaiian birds. She began working with Hawaiian birds on Hawaiʻi Island in 2008. In 2017 Rachel joined The ʻAlala Project as the Education and Outreach Associate to help share the story of ʻAlala and participate in the ongoing reintroduction efforts of ʻAlala.
Due to precautions of COVID-19, we are holding these trainings as an online remote access format. Please sign-up and you will be updated as the training nears.
Tuesday, Nov. 9th
Rhiannon Tereariʻi Chandler, Executive Director of Waiwai Ola Waterkeepers
Rhiannon “Rae” Renee Tereari'i Chandler-ʻĪao earned a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2004 and graduated from the William S. Richardson School of Law in 2016 with certificates in both Native Hawaiian and Environmental Law. After graduating, she worked as a Post-JD Research & Teaching Fellow at Ka Huli Ao in 2016 and 2018. Prior to attending law school, Rhiannon served as the Executive Director of the environmental non-profit Community Work Day Program, d.b.a. Mālama Maui Nui. While on Maui, Rhiannon served as a member of the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council, Maui County Cultural Resources Commission, a board member of the Maui Non-Profit Directors Association and a Steering Committee member of Ka Ipu Kukui Fellows Leadership Program. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Waiwai Ola Waterkeepers Hawaiian Islands. She is passionate about preserving natural and cultural resources and supports a return to traditional Polynesian systems of natural resources management.