Partnerships with local education organizations provide local schools with environmental education opportunities on the refuge. Outdoor classrooms offer an ideal setting for multidisciplinary educational programs. Some of these programs are provided by Papahana Kuaola, one of the refuge’s environmental education partners. For more information on environmental education opportunities, please contact Papahana Kuaola.
Saving Hawai‘i's Native DuckHawai‘i Conservation Alliance has released a position paper about the threat that feral mallards pose to Koloa maoli, Hawai‘i’s native duck. To download the paper and find out more about what can be done to help recover koloa, please visit their website.
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In Hawaiian legend, these birds were thought to have brought fire from the gods to the Hawaiian people.