The UH contingent picked up the pieces and prepared for the re-opening of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival after a severe thunderstorm shut down the festival on June 30.
Researchers at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology, have begun a new program to make scientists and their research more accessible to educators and the community.
Since 2002, the National Science Foundation Centers for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence network has grown to 14 thematic and regional centers located around the United States, and the newest addition to the COSEE family has arrived in Hawaiʻi, COSEE Island Earth.
COSEE-IE plans to work closely with science and community partners to develop and distribute programs that support ocean science literacy and stewardship across the Hawaiian Islands.
“Our goal is to help build productive, synergistic, long-lasting collaborations between scientists, educators and the community that respect and honor the cultural landscape of Hawaiʻi,” said Judith Lemus, HIMB associate specialist and principal investigator for the COSEE-IE program.