Hawaii Island’s finest galaxy, space, astronomy and cultural educators and innovators will meet in Hilo to hold a forum “to advance Galaxy Education and Stellar Academics in the 21st Century,” according to the International Lunar Observatory Association.
The meeting will be held on Sunday, May 23, 2010, from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center.
This will be the third Galaxy Forum held in 2010. There is no cost to attend, but everyone is encouraged to RSVP.
According to the ILOA:
Featured Speaker: Dr. Kumiko Usuda, Outreach Scientist, Subaru Telescope: Dr. Usuda is a dynamic and accomplished Galaxy educator with experience in Hawaii’s classrooms teaching students how to build their own scale models of the Milky Way.
Kumiko has presented at four Galaxy Forums in Hawaii in 2009. She will be speaking about how to integrate Galaxy awareness in preschool, elementary, secondary and college classroom curriculum.
Shawn Laatsch, ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center: Planetarium Galaxy Show
Peter Michaud: Gemini Observatory Astronomy and Galaxy Research
Kimo Pihana and Koa Rice, Native Hawaiian Cultural Practitioners: “Hawaiian Culture and Galaxy Education”
International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA): “ILO ‘Galaxy Moon’ and Galaxy First Light Imaging Program”
Panel Discussion local teachers committed to enhancing general science education in Hawaii, to include:
- How can “Getting to Know Our Place in the Universe” inspire, engage and influence the minds of keiki in our classrooms?
- How can we integrate Native Hawaiian culture into 21st Century Galaxy Education?
- How can Galaxy / Astronomy Science and Galaxy Education materials be integrated into the K-12 standards-based education system?
- How can Hawai’i Island educators utilize the world-class resources of science and astronomy on this island?