EDUCATION

Mahalo Turtle Bay Foundation for the grant supporting our Education Program!

In December 2019, we received a grant from Turtle Bay Foundation to kickstart our education program. Our goal is to conduct one educational workshop per quarter to share how detection dogs use scent to find their targets. If you are a conservation manager, biologist, or researcher in the field of wildlife conservation or agriculture, and you are interested in learning about ecological detection dogs, this workshop is for you!

A half-day workshop consists of the following elements and topics:

* Hands-on scent detection training, with your pet dogs participating as the demo dogs

* Brief overview of the various roles that detection dogs play in existing conservation efforts around the world

* Explanation of the environmental factors that can affect the efficacy of detection dogs, particularly in Hawai‘i

* Discussion of new applications of detection dogs to potentially assist in your conservation efforts

If you or your organization is interested in having our education team do a presentation and hands-on scent detection workshop, please contact kyoko@conservationdogshawaii.org. Currently we are conducting our program on the islands of O‘ahu and Hawai‘i only.