Ann Goody, Curator
75-809 Keaolani Dr.
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone: (808) 331-8778
To positively impact the environment while educating Hawaiʻi’s children about their place in the natural world. Our goal is to assist in the development of an environmentally responsible generation of youth. We teach about the fragile ecosystem we impact on a daily basis, while giving visitors a rare chance to see the animals up close. Native animals brought to us with injuries are cared for and released when able. Our resident animals live out their natural lives at the facility.
After School Mentoring Program Goal
Share with students 11-14yrs old the value of protecting the environment. This program reaches out to youth who may otherwise have no place to go after school. Graduates will have increased scientific knowledge, better social skills and have been motivated to volunteer and participate in other community service projects.
One young lady took grades from Cs & Bs’ in middle school to 4.1GPA in advanced classes as a senior in high school, National Honor Society, SCC and many other academic awards. She has graduated as co-valedictorian; applied and was accepted to WSU and obtained scholarships to over 100% of her tuition and costs.