University of Hawaii-Manoa students, faculty and staff from the College of Natural Sciences will head to Molokai on Friday and Saturday to teach math to kindergarten to 12th-grade students and their families.
Space Night! will kick off the weekend of free events Friday, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Aka'ula School. Participants can build a Mars Rover, observe the night sky, work on a solar system scale model and star wheels and launch rockets.
Moloka'i Math Day will be held at the Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai on Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
No advance registration is necessary.
The third annual event on Molokai is designed to illustrate the importance of math and provide educational opportunities to students at all levels. The goal is to encourage a continuation of studies in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The discovery stations offered this year are designed by Molokai High School and Aka'ula School students under the supervision of UH-Manoa graduate students.
The event is part of UH-Manoa's School and University Partnership for Educational Renewal in Mathematics, a $2.8 million program funded by the National Science Foundation and developed in the UH-Manoa Department of Mathematics.
For more information, go to the website manoa.hawaii.edu.