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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.


Polynesian Adventure Tours

Temptation Tours

Kehanu Gardens

Maui Mountain Cruisers

Merwin Conservancy

Unique Hawaiʻi Experience

Pacific Whale Foundation

Valley Isle Excursions              

Piiholo Ranch

Hike Maui

Platinum Tours

Rappel Maui

Travel Plaza Transport

Haleakala Bike Company

Maui Easy Riders

Maui Sunriders



Zipline Guides

Bike Guides

Driving Guides

Helicopter Guides

Hiking Guides

Marine/Ocean Guides


Personal Guide Services

And we can tailor a training

to your needs!



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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 dates


Guest Speaker: Jordan Tabura
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Thursday, April 11, 2024

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Ocean Science Discovery Center, Maʻalaea
(Pacific Whale Foundation Classroom)

Come learn about ongoing conservation efforts with representatives from East Maui Watershed Partnership, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, and Maui Invasive Species Committee.

Guest speaker: Sara Tekula, Executive Director Kula Community Watershed Alliance. Saraʻs professional experience on Maui ranges widely, from serving as business faculty at the University of Hawaiʻi to creative media production to conservation programs development and beyond. She is currently serving as founding executive director of the Kula Community Watershed Alliance and co-founder and Vice President of Haleakalā Biochar, located in Kula. Sara will discuss the efforts being taken to restore ʻāina in upcountry Maui following the August 2023 wildfires.

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Monday, March 11, 2024


Ocean Science Discovery Center, Ma'alaea (Pacific Whale Foundation)

Come learn about ongoing conservation efforts with representatives from East Maui Watershed Partnership, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project, and Maui Invasive Species Committee. 

Guest speaker: Kenz Perillo, Conservation Biologist PWF Education, Conservation and Outreach Team

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"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."
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