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Stand with Us in Stewardship: Your Donation Gets Matched

As we gather for the holidays, we ask for your support investing in our efforts to connect kids to nature and keep them inspired by our natural surroundings.

More than 1 million students have experienced the wonders of nature through our environmental education programs since we took root in 1981. Every year we educate upwards of 18,000 keiki, offering more time to gaze deep into the forest, peer beneath the surface of the water and reflect on our role in the environment. Our curriculum and educators empower children to cultivate character, compassion and stewardship through science-based observation and learning.

Our mission is full of noble purpose, but our programs cost more than the fees we collect. Our reach must continue to extend beyond our campuses to touch the lives of children. In fact, it costs nearly $3,000 a day to keep our mission moving forward and to welcome thousands of keiki every year.

Once again, our Board of Directors believes so strongly in the importance of our programs and impact nature has our keiki, they have pledged to match all gifts made between now and December 31, up to $20,000. That means if you donate today, your gift will be doubled: $100 becomes $200, $250 becomes $500 and $1,000 becomes $2,000, for a total goal of $40,000.

Your gift will help to ensure we provide the most enriching and meaningful experience for keiki in 2024. It will help ensure we have the best resources and so much more including buses, educators and supplies. Updated field equipment are all part of our 21st Century Environmental Education experience. New teaching resources will allow our keiki a greater understanding of the natural world and provide resources for deeper dives to discover the wonders of nature.

Hawai‘i Nature Center appreciates your generous support this holiday season. Your year-end gift is fully tax deductible.

*Supporters who donate $500 or more will receive an invitation to our “Night in Nature” event on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 6 to 9 pm. The evening will include pizza, stargazing through a large telescope, Hawaiian stories by the fire, and s’mores.

If you attend “Night in Nature,” you will receive an updated tax statement for your donation at the event. The updated receipt will reflect the goods and services received at the event.