Operation Wildlife is an educational program that travels to Neighbor Island and Oahu schools to teach fourth grade students about animal endangerment and preservation. (Hawaii has more endangered species than any other state.) Assistance League of Hawaii has collected over 100 exotic biofacts (tiger skin, elephant tooth, piranha, and much more) for students to touch, feel and examine.

Member volunteers travel to Maui, Hawaii, Kauai, Lanai, Molokai, carrying suitcases filled with biofacts and PowePpoint video equipment. They present a memorable endangered species program for students, of which many have not been to a zoo.

This traveling program enhances the fourth grade endangered species and Earth’s ecosystems in their science curriculum at schools on all major Hawaiian Islands. Students handle a fantastic array of animal skins, skulls, furs and feathers. They gain understanding for the need to care for and conserve natural resources.

The chapter provides pre-visit educational materials and absorbs the costs of member volunteers’ airline flights, automobile rental and hotel stay while they are off-island.

Operation Wildlife on Hawaii News Now

Hawaii News Now reported on Assistance League of Hawaii’s Operation School Bell on their newscast of March 27, 2023.

OWL News

BYU-Hawaii Museum of Natural History Donates Biofacts to Assistance League of Hawaii

Three Operation Wildlife (OWL) member volunteers, Betty Parinas, Linda Andersen, and Hazel Sumile took a road trip out to Brigham Young University-Hawaii Campus on the North Shore community of Laie to visit the BYU-Hawaii Museum of Natural History. They met with the museum’s curator, Dr. Phillip Bruner, and obtained a few “gifts” from the school, which [...]

Operation Wildlife Featured on Hawaii News Now

With the presentation to 45 students at Ala Wai Elementary School on March 6, 2023, the Operation Wildlife (OWL) Team finished all the school sessions for this school year.   We shared our OWL presentation at 26 schools, including 6 in Hilo and 5 on Maui, with a total of 1,787 people, including students, teachers […]

Our Operation Wildlife team was on Maui this week

And…. Maui News came to one of the schools with them! Click the link to read the article and view the pictures:.A walk on the wild side | News, Sports, Jobs – Maui News