General Events

Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project participates in various environmental education and outreach events throughout the year as time allows. During these events, we focus on educating people about native forest birds and our research. Please see our Previous Events page for examples of outreach we have done in the past. Events include annual fairs, fundraisers, charity events, and presentations.

This page has our most current events. Please check back for updates. Also check out our Fundraisers page for dates on these events.

If you are interested in inviting Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project to your event for either an outreach table or presentation, please contact info@mauiforestbirds.org. 


Maui County Agriculture Fest

MFBRP will have an educational booth at the Maui County Ag Fest. Learn more about our native forest birds and habitat restoration. Sign up to be a volunteer or get a t-shirt! Event is on Saturday, April 4th from 9am to 4pm , at the Maui Tropical Plantation is Waikapu, Maui.


Maui Charity Walk

Help Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project raise $6,000 for this year's Visitor Industry Charity Walk (www.charitywalkhawaii.org).

This event is a fun way to raise money for local charities including Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project. The event takes place on Saturday, May 9th at the War Memorial Soccer Field in Kahului, Maui. The event is a walk that starts at 7 am and includes 11 stations along the 5K route. Stations along the route are entertaining and supplied with refreshments. At the end of the walk, walkers will be treated to great food & beverages, a keiki tent, health screenings, amazing entertainment, and door prizes (including a round trip ticket to Las Vegas!).

You can help by either donating to Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project’s Charity Walk Fund or by being a Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project walker. Walkers help raise funds towards our ultimate $6,000 goal and get to enjoy the Visitor Industry Charity Walk’s festivities. Walkers have to raise a minimum of $35 in order to participate in the walk. Walkers, who raise more, get more prizes. For instance:

  • Raise $50 and receive an MFBRP t-shirt (so you can proudly wear it during the walk)
  • Raise $100 and receive an MFBRP t-shirt AND mug
  • Raise $300 and receive an MFBRP t-shirt, mug, and a Kiwikiu plush toy.

See how much you, your co-workers, friends, family, and others can help raise for this year’s Visitor Industry Charity Walk! Please contact Teia at teia@mauiforestbirds.org for more information, to get your packets or to donate. You must fill out your Walker Form through us in order for your donations to go to MFBRP. All funds going to the Maui Charity Walk Fund are tax deductible and the Visitor Industry Charity Walk matches these funds by up to an additional 25% more. Checks should be made out to Charity Walk and need to be received by May 2nd.

We appreciate any help and participation with this event and hope we can reach our goal! 

On the day of the event, Walkers should bring Route Cards (the white cardboard sheet behind walker form). Get this stamped at each check point and receive a free gift at the end of the event.

These are tax deductible donations. 


Maui Mauka Trainings

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Trainings: Environmental interpretation plays a significant role in nature-based tourism and is mutually beneficial to tour operators, visitors, conservation groups, and the nature-based tourism economy.  Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Trainings (MMCAT) for Nature-based Tour Operators is a new program funded by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority. The program’s goal is to provide conservation professionals with an effective way to communicate information about the species and environments they are working to protect  to the tour operators and guides who work in or near these environments and who educate visitors about East Maui.

The program is a partnership between:

  1. East Maui Watershed Partnership
  2. Maui Invasive Species Committee
  3. Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project

Currently scheduled trainings are: 

  • If you are interested in having a Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Training for your Maui based tour company please contact Allison at (808)573-6999, pr@eastmauiwatershed.org.

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Trainings provide:

  • A new opportunity to learn from conservation professionals about current projects.
  • 15 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.
  • Information presented in an entertaining format, customized for tour guides.
  • Field guides and fact sheets for you to take with you and a FREE Maui Mauka t-shirt for attending.

Ambassadors of the Environment Presentations at the Ritz-Carlton

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment at the Ritz-Carlton Presentations: Learn about the natural history of Maui's native forest birds, the Hawaiian honeycreepers. Enjoy photos, stories, and important information about these birds, their threats, and the work that is being done to help them. Presentation by Laura Berthold of MFBRP. 

Dates:

  • March 21st, 10:30 am

Location:

Ambassadors of the Environment Center at The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

One Ritz-Carlton Drive, Kapalua, Maui, HI  96761