Behind the Scenes Tour and Kahuku Experience at Pacific Rim Conservation Seabird Translocation Site
All Day Spring Break Excursion for Malama 21st Students
Tuesday, March 17th — Keolu, Kailua El, Blanche Pope, & Malama Honua. Drop off/pick up at Waimanalo EIS
Thursday, March 19th — Waimanalo EIS or Puohala Elem. Drop off/pick up at your school
7:30am – 3:15pm
Register your student for this unique learning opportunity and behind the scenes tour at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge! Students will join animal care specialist Leilani Fowles of Pacific Rim Conservation for an exclusive opportunity to visit and experience up-close seabird translocation. Chaperoned by PAF staff, Lisa Hinano Rey (certified lifeguard and CPR/First Aid Trained) and Malama 21st Teachers.
- Experience the morning feed of seabird chicks in the Avian Kitchen at James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge
- Observe the Black-footed albatross in their home environment and discuss their behavior
- Hear from experts about the importance of conserving and translocating seabirds. Learn more about the seabird translocation project.
- Learn about these chicks in the context of other wild populations and their ecosystem
- Participate in a beach clean-up to wrap up the day
- Get to know the seabirds of Hawaiʻi: Mōlī- Laysan Albatross of Hawaii, Kaʻupu black-footed albatross.
Students will be outside, rain or shine, so please bring the following:
- Water in reusable container (we have a place to refill if needed)
- Sun protection (hat, sunscreen, sun shirt, etc.)
- Closed-toed shoes
- Rain jacket
- Signed waiver and photo waiver
- Photo by Elena Fischer / USFWS Kupu AmeriCorps Intern