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Kaua'i Biodiversity Survey & Ecotour
Kaua'i Biodiversity Survey & Ecotour

Thu, Nov 02


Koke‘e Civilian Conservation Corps Camp

Kaua'i Biodiversity Survey & Ecotour

Join us near Koke'e State Park, centrally located between Kalalau Vista and Waimea Canyon, and embark on an unforgettable journey into the fascinating world of plants and fungi.

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Time & Location

Nov 02, 2023, 8:00 AM HST – Nov 05, 2023, 3:00 PM HST

Koke‘e Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, 3600 Kokee Rd, Waimea, HI 96796

About the event

Explore the breathtaking biodiversity of Kaua'i, from tropical rainforests to rare ecosystems like koa-'ohi'a mixed montane mesic forest and Kaua'i diverse lowland mesic forest. Journey deep into the rainforest near the Kalalau Valley, one of the wettest places on the planet. 

This four day event will have multiple workshops and demonstrations in the field from expert mycologists and botanists. You'll learn the foundations for scientific identification on rare plants and fungi including DNA sequencing, microscopy, and macro photography.

No matter your experience level, our educational program and travel experience is designed to give you the knowledge and skills you need to identify and document plant and fungal biodiversity. You'll leave with a deeper appreciation and understanding of the natural world, and the tools to contribute to community science. 

Visit our Kaua'i Biodiversity Survey page for more information about the project.

Before purchasing a ticket, please review important details about this event on the Kaua'i travel & lodging page. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please use our contact form. An updated schedule is coming soon!

Why is this research important? Visit our resources page to learn more.

**NOTE: Ticket does NOT include transportation or plane tickets. Lodging is NOT provided unless specified in the ticket details.**


  • 30 minutes

    Check-in & Orientation

    C.C.C. Camp

  • 2 hours 30 minutes

    Beginner Mushroom Identification & Fungal Biology with Lauren Ré

    C.C.C. Camp
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  • 4-Day Pass

    This ticket will admit one guest to the 4-day event. Guests will be responsible to provide their own lodging.

    Tax: +$18.85 Kauai GET+$10.47 service fee
  • 4-Day Pass w/ Single Bed

    This ticket includes a 4-day entry pass for one person and an on-site bunk bed in communal sleeping quarters at the C.C.C. Camp at Koke'e (Thurs, Fri, and Sat night). Please read the lodging information page before booking this ticket.

    Tax: +$21.20 Kauai GET+$11.78 service fee



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Biodiversity Survey Objectives

Our main goal for this event is to observe, document, and preserve the diverse fungi of the island. By creating high-quality records and collections, we aim to contribute valuable resources to local research and education. Our hope is that this event serves as a platform to showcase the processes of conservation-informed naturalism and offers insights into field and lab scientific practices.

Hawaii boasts one of the highest levels of plant endemism, with 90% of its 1,367 native vascular plant taxa found nowhere else. Unfortunately, many of these plants are threatened with extinction, with a significant percentage already extinct. Moreover, the fungal biodiversity of Kauai remains relatively understudied, highlighting the importance of our ongoing research efforts. By attending this event, your ticket purchase directly funds our endeavors to observe, document, and preserve the diverse fungi of Kauai, contributing to our understanding of this remarkable island's biodiversity.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of an unforgettable event that combines education, exploration, and conservation. Together, let's make a meaningful impact in protecting and celebrating the natural wonders of Kaua’i.

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