Savannas’ premiere education center initially opened its doors in 2002. Since then, it has been the hub of the park and has educated many school children on the "wilds of nature." The new addition includes a working science lab to provide students with a more in-depth study of nature. It offers added lecture space to share the park’s precious resources to an ever expanding audience.
From jewelry to park-themed T-shirts, patches, walking stick medallions, and hats to identification guides, nature books, plush animals, logo metal water bottles, and bottled drinks--the gift shop sells something for everyone. All proceeds support the educational activities of the park. New and restocked items are added frequently.
The Education Center contains hands-on learning activities, a walk through a pineapple packing house, a 3-D park map to acclimate hikers to our trail system, short videos about the park and its ecological importance, habitat dioramas, and live animals. A conference room contains the library and park archives (open by appointment) and the adjoining lecture hall and wet lab provide space for meetings, films, traveling exhibits, and educational classes.