Educator Training


  • Camp on Maui’s North and West shores

  • Contribute to ongoing research on sea turtles & reef health

  • Help restore a traditional Hawaiian village or harvest taro


Join us on Maui—Hawaii’s spectacular Valley Isle—for an 8-day professional development course that will increase your ability to design and implement curricula aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). From ridge to reef, you’ll participate in a variety of research and conservation projects that will strengthen your teaching strategies and allow you to bring authentic field science from the islands to your classroom. Come away with a better understanding of environmental literacy and the tools to help students develop the disposition of environmental stewardship.

This course is open to all levels of informal or formal educators; no application is needed to enroll.

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Health & Safety

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Your Fieldwork

Systems Ecology

The study of island ecosystems benefit from an integrative approach. You'll participate in a variety of research projects, including water quality assessment, sustainable taro farming activities, and snorkel transects to gather data on native fish.

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Partner Profile

Edwin "Ekolu" Lindsey is the president of Maui Cultural Lands, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ecological restoration and the preservation of Hawaiian culture. Ekolu believes that conservation is woven deeply into the fabric of traditional Hawaiian culture.


"We work to understand conservation not just as an area of study, but as a way to interact with the world around us."