For Community Members
- Become an ʻAlalā Ambassador: Share what you’ve learned about ʻalalā with your family and friends.
- Sign-up to visit the ʻalalā at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center. KBCC hosts an annual open house every January, and there are opportunities for community tours throughout the year. Please contact us for more information.
- Volunteer with Hawaiʻi Island conservation agencies.
- Natural Area Reserves, contact Outreach Specialist Anya Tagawa at Anya.H.Tagawa@hawaii.gov
- Mauna Kea Forest Restoration Project, website: RestoreMaunaKea.org, email DLNR.RestoreMaunaKea@hawaii.gov
- Big Island Invasive Species Committee, website: biisc.org
- NPS Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, website: nps.gov/havo
- The Nature Conservancy, contact Linda Schubert, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com
- Advocate for native species. Contact your government representatives.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest news, events and information on our “News & Events” page.
For Teachers and Students
- Bring your class to the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center to see the ʻalalā in-person. Combine the experience with service learning and plant native trees to help restore a Hawaiian forest. Contact our Education & Outreach specialist, Lea Kaʻahaʻaina, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Click here to download an application.
- Engage your students in place-based learning and incorporate Hawaiian forests and native species into your classroom. Click here for a list of resources, including curricula, activities, and environmental education programs.
- Students in grades 6-12: Sign up for the ʻImi Pono no ka ʻĀina summer program! Visit natural areas across Hawaiʻi Island, learn natural and cultural history, and mālama ʻāina. Students will even get to visit Keauhou Bird Conservation Center and see the ʻalalā! Click here to learn more and to get an application.