EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Promoting interest in native wildlife and engagement in wildlife conservation
Ho‘opulama Science and Discovery Center
Our Ho‘opulama Science and Discovery Center offers interactive learning opportunities that you are more than welcome to take advantage of for your own educational curriculum. Click here for more information.
If you would like additional resources for your self-guided program, HWC offers a 13-page companion workbook with questions for each exhibit that guide students through the Science and Discovery Center. The current workbook is best for grades 6 through 12. Elementary and college level workbooks are still in development.
Looking for fun things to do at home or to print out for your class? Check out our Activities Page!
Group visits let students interact with our staff to learn more about wildlife rehabilitation and conservation issues. Education programs are led by either HWC’s Development Coordinator or wildlife staff, as HWC does not currently have funding for dedicated education staff, and scheduled as staff availability allows. Education Programs typically include an overview of HWC’s wildlife facility and an associated activity.
Due to staffing limitations, we currently offer HWC-led education programs on a limited case-by-case basis. Smaller group sizes preferred. Education programs are run by donation. Contact us for more information.
If you’re looking for virtual content, check out the presentations from the recent Hawai‘i Island Festival of Birds. Virtual explorations, book readings, conservation talks and more are available. Click here.
Outreach events allow us to take our message on the road! When our schedules allow, we love to participate in community events. We travel with our trusty display board and have a variety of interactive activities at our booths. We recently created a new splinting activity where students got to see the kinds of materials we use and try it out using plush toy patients. Some of the materials are common “trash” items, so it’s also a great teachable moment about reuse and recycling!