Hawai‘i Nature Center offers a multi-week science series with each class building upon the prior lesson. Created for homeschool students, ages 6 to 11, the weekly 6-hour sessions on Wednesdays are live, in-person and teacher-led. It includes on-campus learning as well as field trips. Incorporating State of Hawai‘i Next Generation Science Standards, this curriculum explores a broad range of topics led by environmental educators. Topics include: climate change, the ahupua‘a ecosystem, native species, nature cycles, watersheds, aquatic life, coastal habitats, wetlands, sustainability and more. View our week-by-week course overview. Courses are offered in semester-long or weekly packages.
If the session is sold out, contact homeschool@HawaiiNatureCenter.org to be wait-listed for the week(s) desired. Include the number of children you wish to enroll and best contact number.
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY – SEMESTER If you cancel your enrollment 7 days or more prior to the start of the program, you will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation fee per child AND associated administrative processing fees. If you cancel your enrollment for the entire program within 7 days of program start or up to 6 weeks after the program has started, we will refund 50% of your program fee per child. Administrative processing fees and memberships purchased during enrollment will not be refunded.
There are no refunds after the end of the 6th week of the program. There are no refunds or makeups for individual classes missed.
REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY – WEEKLY If you cancel your enrollment 7 days or more prior to the start of the weekly session, you will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee per child AND associated administrative processing fees. Enrollment is non-refundable if for any reason if you cancel within 7 days of the first day of each weekly session. We will make every effort to reschedule the cancelled week to a later week in the semester. Memberships purchased during enrollment are non-refundable.
THIRD PARTY REGISTRATION POLICY Hawai’i Nature Center does not accept third party registrations or registrations on behalf of other friends or family–the registering child’s parent or guardian must be the individual to complete and submit all registration information. If we determine that a third party has completed your child’s registration, your registration will be cancelled and we will refund your tuition. A $50 cancellation fee per child per week and administrative processing fees will be charged.
COVID-19 SAFETY Keeping children, families and our staff safe is our highest priority. Health and safety measures are in place to keep participants safe. Modifications include smaller group size to accommodate social distancing. We’ve added six feet of social distancing in our seating arrangements. Masks must be worn outside of snack and lunch times. More frequent and easier-to-monitor hand washing is required. Frequent disinfecting of surfaces and high traffic areas are performed. Since our programs are outdoors, we have lots of room to spread out and enjoy the fresh air while exploring nature.