Community Outreach and Environmental Education
We engage with our community to demonstrate the destructive impacts invasive species have on our island way of life and inspire ways to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species, as well as, enhance invasive species management support.
KISC works within the community to build partnerships that are crucial to the sustainable success of detecting invasive species threats and preventing further spread. We create educational programs tailored for Kauaʻi’s community, schools, associations, organizations, and businesses in order to generate awareness and increase understanding on how everyone plays a role in protecting Kauaʻi.
Workshops and presentations
We offer informational presentations and training workshops to community groups, associations, businesses, and organizations interested in various topics such as the importance of ōhiʻa, bio-sanitation, early detection, and species identification. KISC, in partnership with KFBRP, also hosts the Forest Fridays Series, a series that brings the forest to the community for a conversation about conservation and the role forests play in our daily lives.
School activities and classroom visits
We offer science-based educational K-12 activities to provide place-based education and interactive learning activities that relate to Kauaʻi. Activities include: Little Fire Ant citizen science surveys, invasive vs. native watershed diorama demonstrations, botanical specimen creations, ʻŌhiʻa: Tree of Life, and more.
Our Pono Endorsement program supports and promotes nursery and landscaping businesses that make pono planting commitments to reduce the introduction and spread of invasive species to our island.
Our Little Fire Ant Awareness campaign provides Kauai residents and the agricultural community with free little fire ant testing kits.
KISC creates and distributes informational materials for our community and partners.