Though I prefer fresh wild fish, Alii Agriculture Farm (located near Whitmore Village in Wahiawa) recently opened for recreational fishing and I thought I'd share it with you all in case someone was interested in taking their child for fun or trying to contact them about the possibility of a field trip. We have not done a field trip there yet, so I'm not sure if they are open to the idea of having a group attend and, if so, if they can (or not) provide an educational experience or talk at the time. Regardless, however, those that I know who have gone as an individual or family said they enjoyed the experience. I noticed it was very busy over the weekend (on sunny days), so if you are able to, consider a visit during the week.
I'm told it was 15 for admission (including the bait and bamboo pole) and then it's 6$ a pound for anything you catch. I think it is mostly tilapia. Perhaps a homeschool group or co-op would be able to negotiate a discount for a group rate?
It appears they are open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm. For more information, try calling 808-690-0558. They are on Whitmore Avenue (on the right, in the grassy area, before you reach Whitmore Village), off of Kamehameha Ave.
The light at the intersection of Kam Hwy and Whitmore Ave is also where you would find the Kukaniloko Birth Stones (on the left) - another field trip idea! Maybe combine the two? If you drive further down Whitmore Avenue, you'd find the Helemano Tree Farm (which sells Christmas Trees at that time of year).
I'm a homeschooling mom of three, enjoying our time in Hawaii and hoping to share some of that experience with you, including ideas, reviews, resources, and information.