Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Training
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:
All are projects of University of Hawaiʻi Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit
Maui Mauka Conservation Awareness Trainings provide Maui tour guides with:
- 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 Haleakalā, 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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.