Star Eco Station
10101 Jefferson Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232
Website - 310-842-8060
Hours of Operations: Sat. & Sun. 10AM-4PM
Founded by Erick, Sr. and Katya Bozzi, and their children, Erick, Jr. and Katiana Bozzi, STAR ECO Station is an internationally award-winning non-profit environmental education and exotic wildlife rescue center, dedicated to the mission of Preservation Through Education. Located in Culver City, CA, STAR ECO Station was established in 1997 as a division of STAR, Inc. (Science Theater Art Recreation), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been dedicated to improving the quality of children’s education through educational and enrichment programming since 1986. Working in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other government and environmental organizations, STAR ECO Station provides a last chance for illegal or abandoned at-risk exotic wildlife, as well as environmental education outreach programs in over 40 California school districts. Aligned with California State Standards for environmental education, STAR ECO Station provides assemblies, Gifted And Talented Education, classroom instruction, community events,summer camps, school fieldtrips and public tours of it's STAR ECO Station.
Visitors to the STAR ECO Station experience incredible hands-on lessons of ecology and environmentalism on breathtaking encounter with beautiful tropical birds, exotic reptiles, wildcats and ocean life in a tropical jungle setting. Environmental partnerships enhance the station with 15 discovery exhibits from organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund, US Fish and Wildlife, Surfrider and Santa Monica BayKeeper’s unique Storm Drain display and walk-thru Kelp Forest.
There exists an alarming, widespread lack of knowledge and compassion for the Earth, which we passionately believe can be reversed through education. Our interdisciplinary, hands-on lessons of compassion and empathy for the natural world inspire sustainable and responsible behaviors in conservation and resource management.
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