Community partners were purposively selected based on location. The first grade classroom implementation was purposively selected based on the willingness of the teacher to share her classroom and the teacher’s personal excitement for STEMS^2 lessons. Hawaii Kapuna were purposively selected as cultural elders because of their reputation for knowledge of Hawaiian Mo`olelo about the Leeward Coast.
How can I positively impact the health and well-being of Leeward Coast Hawaiian spinner dolphins and their environment?
- We can use this information to have kuleana for caring for ourselves as well as the plants and animals in our community.
- Persuasive writing and speaking can be used by Leeward Coast students to advocate for the plants and animals in their community.
- Plant and animal health are affected by the behavioral choices people make.
Learner Level Elementary
Primary Content Science, Health, Cultural Knowledge