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

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, Oct. 21st 1-4pm

Location: Online
 

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Guest Speaker:
Rachel Kingsley, Education and Outreach Associate for the 'Alalā Project

 
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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
9am-12pm

Location: Online
 

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Guest Speaker:
Rhiannon Tereariʻi Chandler, Executive Director of Waiwai Ola Waterkeepers

 
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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.

 

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."