Interested in attending one of our Talk Stories?
Visit one of our fee-owned properties or conservation easements through our Talk Story on the Land environmental education hike series. Offerings include guided tours across the islands. Don't miss the opportunity to experience these amazing wahi pana (storied places) and learn more about conservation and HILT's work.
Complete a Talk Story on the Land Liability Waiver here and a HILT Staff member will be in touch to confirm your spot!
Don't forget to fill out a Visit Report Form after you attend a Talk Story event to share mana‘o, mo‘olelo, and photos!
Talk story on the Land 2018
Visit Kahili Beach on Kauai's north shore to learn about this unique marine estuary and the sand dunes that make up the coastline there. Enjoy the iwa, moli and other seabirds that nest in the area. Bring sunscreen, a hat, water, swimwear and a beach towel. Meet at 9 AM in the parking area.
Saturday, May 12, 2018 (sign up)
Saturday, July 7, 2018 (sign up)
Saturday, September 22, 2018 (sign up)
Meet at 9 AM in the parking area. Bring sunscreen, a hat, water, swimwear and a beach towel.
Friday, February 16, 2018 (sign up)
Meet at the Haiku Community Center at 9 AM. Bring a hat, sunscreen, bug repellent and water. Program will be finished by noon.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 (sign up)
Meet at the end of Kaukahi Street at 3 PM. Wear sturdy shoes and long pants, bring a hat, sunscreen, bug repellent and water. Program will be finished by 6 PM.
Spreckelsville Shorline Historical Hike
Friday, April 20, 2018 (sign up)
Pleasant 2-mile round trip walk from Kaunoa Center at 9 AM the dramatic, dune-lined shoreline of Spreckelsville, currently protected by a HILT easement on 17 acres. Learn about the area's colorful history with local historical researcher Lucienne de Naie. Moderate hike suitable for all ages and families. Wear suitable shoes, sunscreen, and hat. Bring water and a snack.
Friday, May 11, 2018 (sign up)
Join Scott Fisher, Associate Executive Director of Conservation for a morning hike at Nuu Refuge. Learn about the area's native plants and animals as well its history and myths. Wear sunscreen, a hat and sturdy shoes. Bring water and a snack. Meet at Keokea Park at 9 AM.
East Kuiaha Stream and Hamakua Coastline
Sunday, June 24, 2018** (sign up)
Enjoy a 3 mile roundtrip walk to the Northshore’s dramatic coastline along East Kuiaha Stream gulch. Scenic views of sculpted cliffs and ancient Hawaiian cultural sites along the route and an adventure trail to the ocean (for those who opt to explore!). Guide, Lucienne de Naie, will discuss the area’s long history of use by Hawaiian families. Moderate hike with some steep uphill/downhill and overgrown areas. Families welcome. Bring water, snack, shoes with good tread (can be muddy areas), sunscreen and hat.
Meet 9 am at Ha'iku Comunity Center parking lot (hike ends around noon).
** This is a new date. Please contact Luciene de Naie for up-to-date information.
Waihee Coastal Dunes and Wetlands Refuge
Friday, June 29, 2018 (sign up)
Join Scott Fisher, Associate Executive Director of Conservation for a morning hike at Waihee Coastal Dunes & Wetlands Refuge. Learn about the area's native plants and animals as well its history and myths. Wear sunscreen and a hat and bring water and a snack. Meet across from Waihee Elementary School at 9 AM.
Tour the Maunawila Heiau, learn the history of the area and the importance of the heaiu in Hawaiian history.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 (sign up)
Saturday, June 9, 2018 (sign up)
Saturday, September 8, 2018 (sign up)
Meet at Hauula Elementary School at 8:30 AM. Wear hat, sunscreen, bug repellent and water. Program will be finished by noon.