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Kona Community Cultural and Educational Foundation Inc.  
A Hawaii non-profit 501 (c) (3) Corporation


Executive Statement


   Throughout the course of human events mankind's impacts on the environment 

      have stressed the carrying capacity of many of our natural wonders, thus ruining 

  the essence of why we love and enjoy areas such as the Keauhou Kona Coast. 

Experience has informed us that the only hope for a better future is through

education. It is therefore the responsibility of this generation to prepare 

           our sons and daughters for what lies ahead.......


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Mission Statement

     It is the mission of the Foundation to promote and enhance educational knowledge

  and awareness in the areas of: environmental conservation, marine preservation,

historical and cultural awareness and ethical behavior.




                                      


Cultural / Educational Program Descriptions



KCCEF  offers comprehensive educational  experiences beyond the 


 classroom by providing experiential, hands on learning opportunities. 


Programs include:

                                       

                      1.   Boating  and ocean recreation operations and safety programs.

                      2.   Marine biology and ecosystems studies.

                      3.   Conservation and preservation concepts

                      4.   Stewardship and ethical behavior of marine and land ecosystems

                      5.   Blue water plankton and food chain studies

                      6.   Awareness  of  historical and cultural resources

                      7.   Whale and cetacean identification studies

                      8.   Open forum Q & A sessions– Identify pressing  community 

                            

                            issues: i.e. global warming, greenhouse gasses, coral bleaching,

 

                            pollution,  natural disasters,  climate changes, oil spill and 

                                 

                            immediate response procedures  and seminars              



                                       

                                       

                                       

Anticipated Partnerships:


. Hawaii DLNR - Boating and Ocean Recreation Dept

. Unites States Coast Gard

. National Oceanic and  Atmospheric Administration

. Hawaiian Public and Private Schools

. National Marine fisheries

. National Whale Sanctuaries

. Local Civic Groups


For information regarding educational tours please

contact Patrick Cunningham : 808-938-0101

or kccef@gmail.com


Marine mammal photos :credit NOAA