Institute for Museum and Library Services Awards $99,482

The Institute for Museum and Library Services has awarded $99,482 to INPEACE to advance the Indigenous Science Center’s Mahina Exhibit project.

With a $99,482  IMLS grant award, Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE) will address low science and math proficiency achievement rates for Native Hawaiian students by designing more relevant STEM learning activities.  The Mahina Exhibit project will create three exhibit designs with learning objectives targeted for students ages 4-14.  Focused on the Mahina (moon), the exhibits and related activities will be designed to be enjoyable and thought provoking for Native Hawaiian communities to engage in STEM learning through a framework that is familiar.

“INPEACE is grateful for the commitment IMLS made to support our work to build and dream up more opportunities in STEM education for keiki. We are excited to advance this project and look forward to the outcome as we work with  Mahina experts and practitioners.” – Sanoe Marfil, INPEACE Chief Program Officer