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- UH System Ethnomathematics and STEM Institute
- UH Mānoa Faculty Research Lecture Series
- Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Hawai‘i to Tahiti—Navigation Report on Board Hōkūle‘a
- Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Samoa to Olohega—Punahou School Shout Out
- Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Aotearoa—How Has Sailing Changed Your Worldview?
- Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from South Africa—Archbishop Desmond Tutu Desks
- Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Washington, D.C. and New York City—Arrival Ceremony
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) Research in Primary Schools, Tokyo, Japan
Harvard University Mathematics Project “IF” Inventing the Future, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
U.S. Department of State, Washington, D.C., USA
UCLA Center for International Development in Education Staff, Los Angeles, California
L.D.S. Technical College, Suva, Fiji
East-West Center International Conference Plenary Session, Hanoi, Vietnam
World Council of Comparative and International Education Society President and Secretary General, Perth, Australia
Mathematical Association of America Fellows,
New York City, New York, USA
University of Hawai‘i Students Attend Hōkūle‘a Field Study, Sand Island, Hawai‘i, USA
University of Hawai‘i Students Attend Field Study to the Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology’s Coconut Island, Kane‘ohe Bay, Hawai‘i
Polynesian Voyaging Society and Hōkūle‘a Crew Members Voyaging by Celestial Navigation,
Kaho‘olawe Island, Hawai‘i, USA
UH System Ethnomathematics and STEM Institute
In an effort to address issues of equitable and quality education, culturally responsive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) pedagogy is explored across the State of Hawai'i and Pacific based on the Mathematics Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). We strive to advance a coordinated effort focused on ethnomathematics and the needs of culturally diverse learners, with the aim of informing research and deepening practice within and outside of the classroom. The Ethnomathematics and STEM Institute brings together research institutions and community-based organizations including the University of Hawai'i System, Hawai'i State Department of Education, Pacific American Foundation, Pacific Resources for Education and Learning, Hawai'i P-20 Partnerships for Education, and the Polynesian Voyaging Society to support professional development for P-20 STEM educators and students.
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Faculty Research Lecture Series
The Research Lecture Series serves to connect the ideas, knowledge, and works of University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa faculty with fellow colleagues, staff and students on campus and the greater community.
Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Hawai‘i to Tahiti—Navigation Report on Board Hōkūle‘a
Founded on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration, the Polynesian Voyaging Society seeks to perpetuate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles of traditional voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments. The following video of Dr. Linda Furuto was taken on the first international leg of Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Hawai‘i to Tahiti on board Hōkūle‘a (http://www.hokulea.com).
Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Samoa to Olohega—Punahou School Shout Out
Embedded in the story of the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the culture that created her is the story of a 2000-year-old relationship with special islands and the sea. It is a story that was almost lost, and was close to extinction. But ultimately it is a story of survival, rediscovery, and the restoration of pride and dignity. It is a story of a society revaluing its relationship to its island home. It is a story that is crucially important as the world’s populations struggle with the ability to live in balance with our island that we call Earth. It is a story that is still being written for our children and all future generations. The following video of Dr. Linda Furuto was taken on the third international leg of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Samoa to Olohega on board Hikianalia as a shout out to Punahou School (http://www.hokulea.com, http://www.punahou.edu).
Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Aotearoa—How Has Sailing Changed Your Worldview?
The mission of this voyage, Mālama Honua, means “to care for our Earth.” Living on an island chain teaches us that our natural world is a gift with limits and that we must carefully steward this gift if we are to survive together. As we work to protect cultural and environmental resources for our children’s future, our Pacific voyaging traditions teach us to venture beyond the horizon to connect and learn with others. The Worldwide Voyage bridges traditional and new technologies to live sustainably, while sharing, learning, creating global relationships, and discovering the wonders of this precious place we all call home. The following video of Dr. Linda Furuto was taken on the ninth international leg of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage around Aotearoa/New Zealand (http://www.hokulea.com).
Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from South Africa—Archbishop Desmond Tutu Desks
Following Hōkūleʻa’s momentous arrival in Cape Town, South Africa, crewmembers and a delegation of Hawaii students, teachers and families visited St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School to present 50 Tutudesks featuring artwork inspired by the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. A shortage of over 95 million school desks has hindered literacy development in Subsaharan Africa. The Tutudesk initiative aims to provide 20 million lap desks to students across Subsaharan Africa by 2020. The following video of Dr. Linda Furuto and crew was taken on the 15th international leg of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage in South Africa (http://www.hokulea.com).
Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Washington, D.C. and NYC—Arrival Ceremony
After years of preparation, Hōkūleʻa arrived in the U.S. east coast and was welcomed by thousands of residents, educators, students, and supporters. Among those who honored the canoe from Washington, D.C. to NYC were UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell, Hawai‘i’s congressional delegates, and Solomon “Sol” Aikau (Eddie Aikau’s older brother). Arrival began with a traditional ceremonial welcome by First Nations tribes from the area, followed by a traditional Hawaiian ‘awa ceremony. In the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “Let us renew our resolve to protect these marine treasures for generations to come.” The following video of the 20th international leg of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage was produced by the University of Hawai‘i System (http://www.hokulea.com, http://www.hawaii.edu).