Community Outreach

Community Outreach
The Education Department’s Reef Rangers program is shared daily with keiki visitors to inspire awareness in future generations about the importance of reef health. Beyond supporting the numerous Park activities and programs onsite, the Department also provides a wide variety of field trips and outings to make learning fun for all grade levels. It further offers internships, volunteer opportunities and an exciting overnight program during which attendees can learn about the nocturnal habits of sharks and dolphins.

In addition to week-long summer camps with Kama’aina Kids, Sea Life Park also hosts high school students from across the nation in its immersive Sea Turtle Camp Hawaii program, providing teens that might not otherwise have a chance to study Hawaii’s unique Green Sea Turtles with a greater appreciation for these magnificent animals. Students are offered courses on turtle biology, as well as learn how to record important data on the animals and how to care for young honu at the Park.

The park also offers educational sleepover experiences ideal for small groups. Guests can observe the animals’ nocturnal behaviors, explore the grounds by flashlight, learn squid anatomy, make a campfire, pitch a tent or snooze beside dolphins or sharks.

The Park is also honored to give back in other ways as well, such as with the Sea Life Park Kapiolani Medical Center Dolphin Encounter, a monthly program for children being treated for a variety of illnesses. These encounters expand on the hospital's animal therapy program through specialized visits with marine animals.

Educational Events
Education and fun is at the core of the events at Sea Life Park. Whether it’s A Honu World, a Year of the Monk Seal celebration or cheering on Team Echinoderms, the Park’s Keiki Sunday events are themed around a special animal or phylum of animals, and designed to encourage a love of the marine environment in children. Activities, crafts, games and presentations all help support interesting facts about the featured animals and the importance of conservation. Families are foremost in mind, with special pricing offered to enable even more guests to engage in these phenomenal learning opportunities.

Sea Life Park also hosts high school students from across the nation in its immersive Sea Turtle Camp Hawaii program, providing teens that might not otherwise have a chance to study Hawaii’s unique Green Sea Turtles with a greater appreciation for these magnificent animals. Students are offered courses on turtle biology, as well as learn how to record important data on the animals and how to care for young honu at the Park.

Further honoring its surroundings, Sea Life Park hosts beach cleanup events emphasizing the dangers of marine debris, as well as unforgettable honu releases with local schools and Park guests.