In January 2014, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust (“HILT”) launched its new Talk Story on the Land environmental education series. The program has been a terrific success with many of the scheduled hikes already “sold out.”
The purpose of HILT’s Talk Story on the Land program is to give the public the opportunity to get out and walk on the land we work to protect, and learn about those lands and our work, so people can better connect with nature and the work of HILT statewide.
Every hike is free and open to the public. However, the special moonlight hikes have a suggested donation of $25 to offset the cost of the pūpū and refreshments provided. For those that provide the suggested donation they will receive a one-year HILT membership with associated benefits (HILT newsletters, HILT window cling, etc.).
This educational program reflects our belief that experiential education is the most powerful form of environmental education. Direct experience with the land develops love for the land, and love is the basis of good stewardship. This program will help develop more support for HILT’s time-sensitive land conservation work and protecting nature in general.
The 2014 Talk Story on the Land series consists of 16 hikes across O‘ahu, Maui, Hawai‘i and Kaua‘i. It includes hikes at HILT’s Nu‘u Refuge on Maui, the Honolulu Coffee Company Farm on Hawai‘i, Coco Palms on Kaua‘i, Pūpūkea Ranch on O‘ahu and many other properties, some of which are not typically open to the public. For the complete listing, click here. The schedule includes information on how to sign up for a particular hike. Space is limited, and many hikes are already full or near capacity, so sign up quickly! If you cannot get on one of our hikes this year, stay tuned for the 2015 Talk Story on the Land Hike Schedule which will be released early next year as this will be an ongoing annual program.
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View the full Spring 2014 Newsletter.