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

Temptation Tours

Kehanu Gardens

Maui Mountain Cruisers

Merwin Conservancy

Unique Hawaiʻi Experience

Pacific Whale Foundation

Valley Isle Excursions

Piiholo Ranch

Platinum Tours

Rappel Maui

Travel Plaza Transport

Haleakala Bike Company

Maui Easy Riders

Maui Sunriders

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INCLUDING

Zipline Guides

Bike Guides

Driving Guides

Helicopter Guides

Hiking Guides

Paragliding

Personal Guide Services

And we can tailor a training

to your needs!

TOUR TYPES WE TRAIN

TRAINING PROVIDED BY

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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.

 

UPCOMING TRAININGS

Guest Speaker: Melissa Price from UH Manoa on Pueo (Native Owl)
Location: Maui Bird Conservation Center, Olinda
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Thursday, April 28th
10am-1pm

Location: Online
 

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Guest Speaker:
Edwin "Ekolu" Lindsey, Maui Cultural Lands President
In 2015 Ekolu was part of a 500 mile journey aboard the voyaging canoe Hikianalia as it sailed to the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument inn the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to conduct reef surveys and fish monitoring to help better manage Hawai‘i’s marine resources. Ekolu also cofounded Polanui Hiu, the first Community Managed Makai Area (CMMA) on Maui. Ekolu sits on many non-profit boards and donates his time freely to create a better world by serving the present for those not yet born. He will share information about how visitors can learn about, help protect, and be respectful to our island ecosystems. 

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.

 

TESTIMONIALS

"Love the use of hands on materials - gives the customer a personal feel of the facts."
"I really do push the information out to our tourists ... they are shocked and have no idea of what is going on in Hawaii."
"The passion, importance of the mission and your knowledge of the material, both individually and collectively, showed!"
"All professional and a valuable tool for tour drivers."