Service Learning Field Trips
Native Forest Restoration: Community and school groups participate in conservation management with ‘Imi Pono through native plant propagation and reforestation on TMA member lands. Over the last several years, thousands of native seedlings have been planted by volunteers.
Kaʻū Coastline Clean-up: In partnership with Hawaiʻi Wildlife Fundʻs (HWF) Hawaiʻi Island Marine Debris Removal Project, volunteers help to remove marine debris from beaches along the Kaʻū coastline. Each year, an estimated 15-20 tons of marine debris comes ashore. Since 2003 HWF has removed over 12 tons of debris. This important work could not be done without the volunteers. For information on how to participate in a Kaʻū coastal clean-up, visit wildhawaii.org.
For more information on our Service learning trips see Keauhou Restoration Application.pdf
TMA welcomes volunteer support. Please contact us for more information.
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Hawaiʻi Nei is a juried art exhibition featuring species native to Hawaiʻi Island. Artists of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to learn more about native plants and animals and depict these species in the media of their choosing. The exhibition features works from elementary students to renowned local artists; photography to sculpture.
Visit their site at www.hawaiineiartcontest.org
Kauluwehi Lei Contest: In 2014 the Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW), Hawai‘i Island Natural Area Reserves (NARS), the Three Mountain Alliance (TMA), and the Wailoa Center held the 1st annual Kauluwehi, a juried lei art contest and exhibition celebrating the native species, Hawaiian culture, and sustainable picking practices on Hawai‘i Island. Kauluwehi 2014 featured three main categories including Kahiko (traditional style lei), ‘Auana (contemporary lei), and Lei Hulu (feather lei). Amateur and professional lei artists of all ages were invited to take part in the Hawaiian tradition of lei making!
Conservation Career Day is focused on showcasing local internship and professional career opportunities in natural resource management and conservation biology, as well as higher education degree programs in Hawaiʻi available to prepare local youth for careers in these areas.
The event is free and open to the public, and showcases a diverse array of organizations and programs to share with the public. It is especially geared for middle/high-school students and their families.
Conservation Career day takes place every spring.
County Fair: TMA partners with DOFAW for a Hilo County Fair Exhibit every fall. The exhibition booth showcases various native birds and plants one would encounter along a hike in a native forest.