Going Beyond the Classroom: Service-learning to Apply STEM Skills in the Community

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Kiriko Takahashi
Hye Jin Park
Samantha Wee
Jerrik Feliciano
Yoko Kitami
Jerica Mānoa
Kendra Nip
Tingting Reid
Alejandro Guillen
Megan Dabrowski


Culturally responsive education, Service Learning, Indigenous, STEM


To provide intentional opportunities for Native Hawaiians to engage in STEM learning, students in K-5 and their family members participated in a one-day service learning. Through service learning, students learned to make Pilina (connection) to Native Hawaiian application of STEM; cement their knowledge gained in the classroom; and, experience the importance of giving back to the community.

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