Outrigger's Island Explorer program is designed to get kids and their parents out discovering Hawaii's unique natural environment. From the seashore to the mountains, our islands are teeming with living wonders, from exotic reef fish to native plants, insects and birds. We'll show you how to conduct ecologically-safe explorations. Learn how to determine wind directions, check tide changes and surf conditions, read cloud formations, and identify the myriad of nature's gifts that wash up along the shoreline. Learn how to prepare for a hike, chart a map, and recognize the many friendly critters that make their home in Hawaiian rainforests. There's more to sun, sand, flora and fauna than you might imagine!
Fun and Facts
We know that traveling during the school year may take away from valuable classroom learning, even if it is just for a few days. That's why our Island Explorer Kit is designed for fun and knowledge building at the same time. The Island Explorer Kit contains a two-part workbook -- Friends of the Reef Adventure Guide and Let's Explore Hawaii Guide. Friends of the Reef Adventure Guide was produced in partnership with Jean Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society. It was written by Dr. Richard Murphy, vice president of Science and Education for the Ocean Futures Society. It consists of six lessons covering the ocean, reefs, and shoreline. Upon completion, child are invited to become members of the Ocean Futures Society free of charge. Content for the Let's Explore Hawaii Guide was developed by the University of Hawaii. Both organizations have contributed years of experience to put together these terrific self-directed learning aids for kids of all ages. We encourage parents to get together with their child's teachers to develop a pre-trip fieldwork plan that includes our Island Explorer Kit.
Free Island Explorer Kits
Every child 5 - 10 years of age is given a FREE Island Explorer Kit at check-in. Your family must be staying a minimum of 3 nights at a participating Outrigger condo. Each Island Explorer Kit includes:
- Friends of the Reef Adventure Guide/Let's Explore Hawaii Guide (Available in English or Japanese)
- Island Explorer backpack
- Island Explorer sunglasses
- Island Explorer pen
- Island Explorer binoculars
Contact Us For More Information
We're happy to answer any questions about Island Explorer.