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 

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 program that was initially funded by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority. The program’s goal is to educate tour operators and guides about native ecosystems and species found in Hawaii and the projects that are helping conserve it. 

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: 

  • October 25th, 9 am
  • December 6th, 9 am
  • Both trainings will be held at the CHTAR Community Service Building at UH-Maui College. Please RSVP Lissa at (808) 573-6472,

If you are interested in having an additional Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Training for your Maui based tour company please contact Allison at (808)573-6999,

Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Trainings provide:

  • An opportunity to learn from conservation professionals about current projects.
  • Facts 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.

Hawaii Island Festival for the Birds

Celebrate Hawai‘i’s unique blend of birds – from native honeycreepers found nowhere else in the world to common backyard birds from five continents. The first annual Hawai‘i Island Festival of Birds – Ha‘akula Manu, brought to you as a program of PATH-Peoples Advocacy for Trails in Hawaii, will signal the official opening of the Hawai‘i Island Coast to Coast Birding Trail (another first for the state!).

MFBRP will be at one of the weekend events on Saturday, September 24th, from 9am-4pm, at the Sheraton Kona Resort and Spa at Keauhou Bay in Kona on the Big Island.

Hawaii's Native Forest Birds: Their Past, Present, and Future

Learn more about Hawaii's birds, ongoing projects, and more at this presentation.

  • Speakers: Lisa "Cali" Crampton, Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project and Laura Berthold, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project
  • Date: Thursday, October 20th
  • Location: Kapiʻolani Community College- STEM Center on Oahu
  • Time: 3-4:45pm

Maui's Native Forest Birds and Their Habitat

Maui's native forest birds are rare and unique. Many of them are found nowhere else in the world. Learn about these birds, their native habitat, and the Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project's initiatives to help them.
  • Speakers: Laura Berthold, Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project
  • Date: Monday, November 21st
  • Location: Makawao Public Library on Maui (1159 Mkawao Ave, Makawao)
  • Time: 6:30pm

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. 




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

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

Parking encouraged at D.T. Fleming Beach Park

Call 808-665-7294 for more information.