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 

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. 


September 27th, short presentation at 2pm


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.

Maui County Kokua Fair

Maui County Kokua Fair will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the historic town of Wailuku, Maui County’s seat of government. The event will highlight what truly makes Maui the best community in the world by creating awareness about all of the many services and resources available on Maui. 

Sponsored by the County of Maui, and coordinated by community leaders who were recognized by The Maui News as “People Who Made A Difference,” the event’s mission is to foster a platform that makes services offered by community groups more accessible to both residents and visitors alike. Through the event’s platform, community groups can educate the public about their services, increase volunteer support, pursue donor participation, and offer employment options to eager candidates.

In addition to attendees visiting dozens of non-profit booths, there will be food trucks, local entertainment, door prizes, as well as a historical walking tour of Wailuku town for everyone to enjoy.

For those interested in learning about the various non-profit groups in Maui County, this upcoming free event is the public’s one-stop shop to Maui County’s community resources in one day.

Saturday, September 19, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Kalana O Maui Campus
200 S. High Street
Wailuku Town

Makawao Public Library Presentation on Hawaii's Native Birds

Makawao Public Library presentation: During this presentation, MFBRP biologist, Laura Berthold, will talk about Hawaii's native birds, their threats, and projects that are helping these unique birds.

Presentation date:

October 19th, 6:30-7:30pm


Makawao Public Library

1159 Makawao Ave., Makawao, Maui HI 96768

(808) 573-8785 

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,

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.