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.

OWL News

Making A Difference 2021: Action Week OWL Video

One of the first things we did in 2021 was to create an online presentation for Operation Wildlife. Under the auspices of 2020-2021 Assistance League of Hawaii Marketing Chair Gerri Migita, she assembled a talented team of members and community volunteers to come up with an all new video presentation which was presented for the […]

OWL Duo Make Presentation in Waimea

OWL Duo Make Presentation in Waimea Assistance League of Hawaii Operation Wildlife (OWL) members were at the Thelma Parker Memorial Library in Waimea on the  Big Island of Hawaii where they gave three presentations to students from Parker, Waimea County, Hawaii Preparatory Academy (HPA) and Waimea Elementary schools. Waimea was OWL’s first Neighbor Island trip which was from September 24 […]

OWL Prepares for New School Year

                      Operation Wildlife (OWL) members met on Wednesday September 5 to finalize plans for this academic year and to review the wonderful new Power Point presentation that will be shown to schools around the state. Member volunteers shown, left to right include: Betty Parinas, Kathy Takemoto, […]