Just for O‘ahu Schools

2023 O‘ahu School Programs

2131 Makiki Heights Dr., Honolulu | Call: 808.955.0100 x123 | Email: education@hawaiinaturecenter.org

Hawai’i Nature Center partners with schools to serve as destination field trips for onsite learning with environmental educators at its campus in Makiki Valley. A limited number of schools can be accommodated and sponsorships are sometimes available. The outdoor programs promote environmental stewardship and are relevant to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Fall semester starts in September and runs through mid-December. The program times listed allow for a 30-minute lunch. Registration for Fall 2023 programs opens on April 28. For more info and teacher resources, contact Environmental Education Staff by clicking here.

Fall 2023 School Program Flyer 
  • Planting
  • Stream Fishing
  • Leaves Falling
  • Bird Watching
First Grade
Introduction to Plants, Animals & Healthy Habitats
Explore different habitats in Makiki Valley including meadow, stream, and forest with emphasis on survival needs, food chains, and stream life.

Fall Semester | 9 am – 12:30 pm

Second Grade
Cycles in Nature
Examine the importance of five main cycles in nature (plant and animal life cycles, nutrient, gas and water cycles) while hiking, stream fishing and hunting for decomposers. Discover how cycles are interconnected and how humans are a part.

Fall Semester | 9 am – 12:30 pm

Third Grade
Discovering Wetlands at Honouliuli National Wildlife Refuge
Learn about wetlands in ‘Ewa and how adaptation, interdependence and dispersal play key roles in this ecosystem. Discover the threats to endangered Hawaiian wetland birds and how conservation efforts are enabling their survival.

Fall Semester | 9 am – 12:30 pm

Program Fees

For Title 1 Schools

$425 (up to 60 students)

$300 (up to 40 students)

$225 (up to 20 students)

For Schools with Single Booking

$775 (up to 60 students)

$575 (up to 40 students)

$375 (up to 20 students)

For Schools with Multiple Bookings

$700 (up to 60 students)

$525 (up to 40 students)

$325 (up to 20 students)

The discounted rate for multiple bookings applies if more than one trip is scheduled by the same school in a given semester.
Scholarships are available. Contact us at education@hawaiinaturecenter.org.

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