Kaulele seeks to create informal STEM learning opportunities through indigenous Hawaiian knowledge that connects modern and traditional science to help young learners engage, connect to and succeed in STEM academics and occupations.
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Our efforts to address the academic achievement gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for Native Hawaiians is centered on our belief that students will engage and learn faster if a topic is relevant and fun. We seek to weave together Hawaiian cultural practices with STEM exploration and effectively translate the brilliance of our ancestral knowledge into hands-on, interactive, science-based experiences that captivate and excite the imagination, connecting them to who they are and where they came from.
Our first exhibit, launched in December 2021, is a Kapa exhibit centered around the process of how wauke becomes kapa. Included in the exhibit are 8 hands-on activities that engage participants in fun and new experiences. A second exhibit focused on the Kaulana Mahina or Hawaiian moon calendar is currently in the design phase. These exhibits are being designed to travel to various communities statewide and internationally.
of the initial 31 participants completed their second year while employed full-time.
of the initial 31 participants remain on course to earn their Associate of Science in Teaching in Spring 2021.
of the initial 31 participants will continue on to Chaminade University to complete their four-year degree.
INPEACE is a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on grants to fund programs and services that strengthen, support, educate and empower our communities. Through donations, we are able to keep our programs free while providing an incredible asset to our community.