Kaulele Hawaiian Indigenous Pop-Up Science Center: Kapa Exhibit Evaluation

September 15th, 2022 | EVALUATION

The Kaulele Kapa Exhibit was created to explore the effectiveness of a Hawaiian culture-based framework and approach in increasing learner engagement and depth of knowledge in STEM among Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (NHPI) learners. The exhibit utilized hands-on and interactive activities, coupled with scientific and cultural information, to create relevant learning experiences for these communities.  To determine the effectiveness, exhibit attendees were invited to complete a survey that asked about how the exhibit influenced their interest and understanding of STEM and Hawaiian culture, as well as collected feedback to inform the iterative process of refining the exhibit.  




Team Members

Ciera Pagud , Evaluator, Kamehameha Schools
Rachelle Chauhan , Evaluator, Kamehameha Schools


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 2002729
Funding Amount: 300,000.00

Related URLs

Indigenous Hawaiian Knowledge/Ike Hawaii Pop-up Science Center: Exploring the Effectiveness of Community-driven, Culturally Sustaining STEM Exhibit Development


Access and Inclusion: Ethnic | Racial | Indigenous and Tribal Communities | Low Socioeconomic Status | Pacific Islander Communities | Rural
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Pre-K Children (0-5) | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Evaluation | Evaluation Reports | Interview Protocol | IRB | Consent Form | Observation Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Public Events and Festivals