The Kōke‘e Discovery Center Association Inc. (KDCAI) is an organization that provides support to the Kōke‘e Discovery Center on the island of Kaua‘i. The organization assists the State of Hawai‘i Department of Education in maintaining and preserving the Kōke‘e Discovery Center’s facilities so that it can be enjoyed by the children of Hawai‘i and serve as a place of learning and exploration. KDCAI may provide support or raise funds for the Discovery Center’s staffing, supplies, equipment, and general maintenance. KDCAI also works to provide volunteers who perform regular maintenance at the Discovery Center. Because the costs related to transporting students is often a barrier to participating in outdoor education programs, KDCAI helps to subsidize bus transportation so that local school children are able to access this precious educational site in the natural environment of Kōke‘e. Students learn firsthand about the native forest ecosystem of Northwest Kaua‘i, participate in character building activities, and assist in service learning projects.
For more information, contact KDCAI at (808) 241-3143.