Journey through the Universe - Overviewby xzhang
The Journey initiative includes local programs for thousands of students and families, grade K-12 lessons and curriculum support materials, teacher training, and ongoing support in science content and pedagogy. The communities integrate these resources into their existing STEM education programs in both formal and informal science education venues. The result of this partnership reflects the strengths and capabilities of the community.
Hilo, Hawai'i is currently one of 10 communities around the nation that are designated Journey through the Universe sites. The Journey program brings together the local students and teachers with astronomers and engineers who not only share their passion and knowledge for science and technology but also inspire local students to aim high in their education and future careers. The Journey program as currently implemented in Hawai‘i has three primary institutional objectives for the Gemini Observatory – these are to:
Likewise, the local Department of Education (North Hilo/Lauaphoehoe Complex) has additional stated objectives for the program, which are to:
All of these elements are combined to create an education-focused and fun-filled Journey program that has experienced steady growth and been well-recognized locally and nationally.
Links to previous events:Journey 2013 | Journey 2012 | Journey 2011 | Journey 2010 | Journey 2009 | Journey 2008 | Journey 2007 | Journey 2006