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Maui Makua Conservation Training Available

August 16, 2019, 4:33 PM HST
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Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness will host two upcoming Maui Makua Conservation Awareness training events.

The trainings aim to Connect Conservation Professionals with Tourism Professionals to increase the quality of nature interpretation and the level of awareness of Hawaiʻi’s unique natural resources.

The Maui trainings will be held at the following dates and times:

  • Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to noon: Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, Kihei. Special Guest: Cheryl King, Marine Biologist
  • Sept. 4, 3 to 6 p.m.: Kamehameha Schools, Pukalani, Special Guest: Kristin Jonasson, Bat Biologist

Guides at Haleakala National Park using training resources on tour.

The trainings focus on watersheds, native plants and animals and invasive species. Presentations are simple, educational, fact-based and are taught by members of conservation organizations. Presenters are from East Maui Watershed Partnership, Maui Invasive Species Committee, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project and guest speakers.

Each training provides the following:

  • Facts and stories about Maui’s unique natural environment
  • A guest speaker who is an expert in their field.
  • Take home sheets and guides to effectively communicate the wonders of Maui
  • An opportunity to learn the most current information from professionals in their field.
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Training is free but donations are encouraged. Registration is available online.

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