Talk Story Thursdays at the Hui 2016

Join us Thursdays throughout Mālama Wao Akua to listen to what experts have to say about conservation on Maui!  Talks are at the Hui Noʻeau Visual Arts Center in Makawao from 5pm-6pm.

Date Who Affiliation
Sept. 15th Dr. Art Medeiros Auwahi Forest Restoration Project, PCSU
Oct. 6th Dr. Fern Duvall Maui Nui Program Manager, DLNR/DOFAW Native Ecosystems Protection and Management
Oct. 20th Joy Tamayose Wildlife Biologist, HNP Endangered Wildlife Management Division
Nov. 3rd (NEW Date) Dan Eisenberg East Maui Watershed Partnership, PCSU

 Learn more about our speakers!

ArtMDr. Art Medeiros- Auwahi Forest Restoration Project, PCSU

Dr. Arthur Medeiros began his career at Haleakalā National Park working there for over a decade as botanist and researcher. Subsequently, he founded both the Auwahi Forest Restoration Project and the Leeward Haleakalā Watershed Restoration Partnership, sister organization to EMWP.  Art has authored over 80 scientific articles and currently works as a Research Biologist with the Pacific Islands Ecosystem Research Center of the US Geological Survey.

Join Dr. Medeiros as he walks through the gallery and shares inspiring stories of the forest and the species on display Sept. 15th.

FernDuvall_FBDr. Fern Duvall II – DLNR/DOFAW Native Ecosystems Protection and Management-Maui Nui Program Manager

Fern works closely with conservation agency’s to enhance and conserve biodiversity and preservation of the most unique and pristine lands in the State.  Prior to his current position, he was the State Wildlife Biologist for almost 20 years and has worked closely with Maui’s water birds and forest birds and monitored native threatened and endangered plant status.  He is also vice-chair of the Maui Nui Invasive Species Committee.

Dr. Duvall II will walk through the gallery answering questions and pointing out unique characteristic of the species on display.  Delve deeper in your knowledge and you may be inspired for a new species to enter next year! Oct. 6th.

Joy_WaoAkuaJoy Tamayose- Wildlife biologist, Endangered Wildlife Management Program, Resources Management Division at Haleakalā National Park.

Born and raised in Haiku, Maui.  Obtained a B.A. in biology from Grinnell College and M.S. in wildlife science from Oregon State University.  Have been privileged to work with nene and ‘ua’u at Haleakala since 1992.

Mrs. Tamayose knows Haleakalā and the history of its species. Come on Oct. 20th to gain from her expertise.


Dan Eisenberg- EMWP Program Manager

Since 2008 Dan has been involved in on the ground natural resource management in East Maui.  He came to EMWP with a lifelong experience of extended trips to rugged environments including geologic field work, lightweight backpacking, and competitive rock climbing.

Mr. Eisenberg is knowledgeable on all things with East Maui Watershed.  Learn about what EMWP does to help protect and preserve our native species on Nov. 3rd.