Connect with DOFAW: Request a Presentation or Trip

Connect with DOFAW: Request a Presentation or Trip

At the Division of Forestry & Wildlife, we want to connect with you in order to help you connect with nature. If you manage a classroom or other organizational group, contact us through the information below to request a presentation. Our classroom presentations are offered both virtually and in person, when possible. If your classroom or group is interested in a service learning trip, you can fill out the form below. We also offer volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups interested in joining one of our volunteer experiences.

Classroom Presentations

If your hui is not able to come to the forest, we will bring the forest to you! Your classroom or group can request a presentation with an outreach and education specialist, whether virtually or in person. Current outreach and education specialists on each Division branch are listed below. Hawaiʻi Department of Education teachers can also schedule events with us through the education portal.

Service Trips for School Groups and other Organizations

For group leaders and teachers interested in bringing your hui or class into the field, your groups are also welcome to learn about Hawaiian forests, wetlands, or coastal ecology at one of our forest reserves, natural area reserves, or wildlife sanctuaries. Participants engage in native plant and wildlife identification, and habitat restoration where they assist foresters and wildlife biologists by removing terrestrial or aquatic invasives, and replacing them with native species via seed scatter and out-plantings. Water quality monitoring, wildlife surveying, hiking and camping may also be involved!

COVID notice: We are following State/County re-opening strategies and must limit the amount of people per volunteer trip according to the guidelines. To see the number of volunteers allowed to gather based on the current tier, visit your island’s COVID-19 informational page:

Fill out our Trip Request Form to begin planning your service trip with DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife:

DLNR DOFAW Trip Request Form

The purpose of this form is to request a service trip for your school or organization with the Hawai‘i Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife. Service trips are coordinated through the outreach staff on the DOFAW Branches (Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui Nui, and Hawai‘i Island). Please complete the form below at least a month before your requested trip date. Trips are not reserved until confirmed via phone or email by Outreach and Education Staff. You should receive a response in 1-2 weeks.
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  • In the event that we cannot accommodate your preferred date, please provide us with multiple dates or a range of dates for which your group is available. Trips can be requested any day of the week or weekend, but confirmed dates are dependent on staff and project availability.
  • Please name the service location in which you would like to conduct your service trip. Final service location will depend on staff and project availability. You can be general (e.g., near Kailua) or, preferrably, name a specific DOFAW-managed area (e.g., Ka'ena Natural Area Reserve, Hilo Forest Reserve, etc).
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