Category Archives: Extra-curricular Enrichment

Wallets at Hokulani

On Friday, July 25th, isisHawaii had the privilege of introducing Design Thinking (DT) concepts to Principal Holly Kiyonaga and her team at Hokulani Elementary School. After attending an isisHawaii DT activity hosted by the Honolulu District Office, Principal Kiyonaga wanted her team to explore using DT as a tool to develop a new after-school mentoring program. isisHawaii presented a short process overview and activities that [...]

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VPerch II In Test Phase

The 2014 Virtual SeaPerch orientation for teachers was held at the awesome Chew Tech Center at Mid-Pacific Institute (July 22-23). Participants were able to get a broad overview of the beta application and contribute to the improvement and further development of an integrated academics program centered on marine tech. Since 2012, a collaborative partnership with 3D design consultancy, 3D Innovations (3D Academy [...]

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Walk Story at Mari’s Gardens

A huge “MAHALO!” to Mari’s Gardens President/CEO, Fred Lau, and Chef Elmer Guzman from Poke Stop for hosting a wonderful Walk Story event for the Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE ohana! To cap off our 3-year project in West O‘ahu, our traditional ‘recap and reflect’ evaluation activity – Walk Story – was held at Mari’s Gardens to share a big vision of diversified [...]

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Sustainability: Tasty Tidbits!

Want to have your children learn about sustainability? Well, have them EAT it! Funded by the Hawaii Department of Education’s Honolulu District Office, isisHawaii was able to present “Tasty Tidbits” – a family-oriented event about sustainable farming, science and food security in Hawaii. Thanks to food donor, Mari’s Garden, and journalist, Catherine Toth, who helped recruit local celebrity chefs who, in turn, donated their culinary talents at [...]

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7th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional

The 7th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional Tournament was a huge success! On Saturday, April 5th, at the University of Hawaii West Oahu campus, over 250 students from grades 4-8 competed in autonomous robotic activities. The event was free and open to the public from 8:30am to 3:00pm. AMD Game Results: 1st Place: 783-3 Highlands Intermediate Team 3 2nd Place: 2040-2 [...]

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La‘au Lapa‘au: Healing with Native Plants

isisHawaii’s “Ipu Waiwai Kula ‘AE” Aquaponics in Education project has provided wonderful opportunities to connect local professionals from academia, industry and the community to educators to co-design culturally responsive project-based activities for students. One such professional is Leinaala Bright – a certified healing practitioner – who has helped our school partners to better understand connections between Western science and traditional [...]

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Aquaponic-grown Ipu at Nanakuli

See what’s been growing at our Nanakuli “Ipu Waiwai Kula – ‘AE” Aquaponics in Education project site! Educator, Jewelynn Kirkland, harvested these ipu, or “Bottle Gourd” (Lagenaria siceraria), mainly for safety reasons. They were growing so fast and large that she was afraid of the gourds falling on someone (the plants have since been removed). Compared to her soil-grown ipu, the aquaponic-grown [...]

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Virtual SeaPerch: Phase II Begins!

  (September 11, 2013) HONOLULU – isisHawaii is pleased to announce it has received a subcontract from Navatek Ltd to develop Phase II of isisHawaii’s virtual application, VPerch (Virtual Sea Perch) – an on-line educational module that introduces students to basic engineering and computer-aided design concepts through designing, building and testing underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). Concepts are aligned with [...]

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Po‘okela Academy Visits WindwardCC

    September 20, 2013 – Students from Castle High School’s Po‘okela Academy visited Windward Community College in Kaneohe, Hawai‘i, to explore the science behind aquaponics, a sustainable hybrid agricultural method that nurtures both fish and produce in a water-based environment. Funded by a Hawai‘i P-20 initiative grant (College Access and Challenge Grant), isisHawaii was able to coordinate the activity [...]

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6th Annual Hawaii Robofest Regional

Hawai‘i Robofest celebrated its 6th annual Regional Qualifier on Saturday, April 27th, at the beautiful University of Hawaii West O‘ahu campus. Over 230 students (48 teams) participated, including 4 new schools from West O‘ahu (Nanakuli, Wai‘anae) and Kalihi. Tournament results are, as follows: SRCC Game Category (Jr Division – 17 entries): 1st place: 783-1 Team 1 (Highlands IS) 2nd place: [...]

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