STEMS² Symposium 2021

Session Title

Poster Presentations (Day 1)

Poster Title

Learning Through the Layers of Kawainui: A Place Based Approach to Inquiry Website


This project focuses on the design and usability of a place-based inquiry website around Kawainui, a wetland of international importance. The intent of this website is to introduce teachers and students to Kawainui and illustrate Kawainui’s function and value to the surrounding community through the multiple lenses of mo’olelo, geology, flora, fauna, history and restoration. Additional website purposes include engaging teachers & students in inquiry based learning focused on Kawainui, encouraging teachers and classrooms to connect with community partners, and become stewards of Kawainui. I discuss findings related to the difficulty of creating one website with multiple purposes of place awareness, inquiry, and advocacy and identify support needed for teachers to implement place-based inquiry around Kawainui in their classrooms.

STEMS² Pillars: Makawalu, Moʻolelo, Sense of Place, Advocacy


June 30th, 2021, 10:15am–11:15am HST

Location: Posters & Partners (Gather.Town)