[FAMILY/KEIKI] Hawai’i Nature Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and encouraging appreciation of Hawai’i’s environmental wonders. They have nature education school and public programs, as well as guided hikes through Iao Valley, targeting young and old, visitors and locals. There’s also a gift shop and interactive museum with more than 30 hands-on exhibits illustrating the natural history of the Hawaiian Islands. And this weekend the Center is hosting a “Play Day,” sort of an open house with keiki activities for you to check out. Anyway, I thought I would share their poetic invitation with you:
Hey, Hey, What do you say?
Come play on a Summer Saturday!
This will be the perfect day.
To go outside and enjoy the sunrays.
Into our museum you can also go.
It’s right next to where the stream flows.
The museum admission will be free
for local people from Hawaii.
There’ll be crafts for you to make
When you’re pau they’re yours to take.
The Hawai’i Nature Center is located at the base of Iao Valley State Park. For more info, call 244-6500 or visit www.hawaiinaturecenter.org.