October 2018
National award for HNC's Jamie Nakama
I am so happy to share with you that our Curriculum Specialist Jamie Nakama was named as Outstanding Individual at the Local Level from the North American Association of Environmental Educators (NAAEE). She was selected from a highly competitive field of professional educators.
The award was presented this weekend at the Spokane, Washington conference, attended by hundreds of leaders in environmental education from around the world. She has been part of our ʻohana for nearly 20 years and her work has influenced so many young minds. More than 20,000 students each year have benefited from curriculum that she's designed.

People make the Hawai‘i Nature Center extraordinary. Our investment and cultivation of our team ensures that we can deliver the best programs possible to the community.

Jeeyun Lee | Executive Director |
Buzz about Nature Adventure Camps
Nature Adventure Camp on Maui and O‘ahu created memories of a lifetime for so many children.  Check out the memories made on both islands.

On Oʻahu, HNC celebrated the life of bugs with a week-long exploration. Students explored the forest, meadow and stream to learn about insects and their role in the environment.

Thanks to the generosity of a Maui County grant that fully funded this program, 25 keiki participated in a week-long program to inspire mindfulness of all that we throw away. Last week rubbish was reborn and beaches were swept clean. Students stood in awe of extraordinary piles at the landfill and were so inspired they conducted a recyclables drive and experienced the rebirth of "trash" at a redemption center. Mahalo to Hana Steel, PhD of Maui County Environmental Protection & Sustainability Division for funding this initiative and to Maui Economic Opportunity Inc., and Maui Disposal for their support.
Key Club members unite for nature
It’s no small undertaking to keep Hawaiʻi Nature Center in great shape. In September, more than 120 hands helped to restore our meadow by pulling overgrown grasses and vines and reduced our green waste pile. 

Mahalo nui loa to more than 65 Key Club members of Kaiser High School, Kalani High School, Roosevelt High, Farrington High, Punahou School, ʻIolani School, Kamehameha Schools Kapālama Campus, St. Louis School, and Circle K International at UH Mānoa.
Kahili Restaurant - Nov. 18 
Feast before Thanksgiving with us at Kahili Restaurant’s Sunday brunch buffet on November 18 from 9 am to 1 pm. Ten percent of proceeds will support Hawaiʻi Nature Center's mission of connecting children and families to nature.

Festivities include keiki games, crafts and fun. Buffet will feature made-to-order omelets, a carving station, salads, and dessert bar.

$27.50 for adults and $13.75 for children under 10. Call (808) 242-6000 for reservations.
Nature Adventure Camp - O ʻ ahu
Enrollment is open for Oʻahu Nature Adventure Camp's winter experiences that will take place in December and January.

December 26 to 28. Legends of the Landscape will delve in to the mystical world Hawaiian folklore and beliefs about of Oʻahu's environments.

January 2 to 4. Blue Planet explores our watery world, which composes 70 percent of earth. Delve into the mysteries and science of water found in the oceans, streams, lakes and clouds.

Visit for registration and more details.
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Hawai‘i Nature Center

On O‘ahu
2131 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu 96822 | (808) 955-0100

On Maui
875 ‘Īao Valley Road
Wailuku 96793 | (808) 244-6500