Moonshot Lab Hawaiʻi 2017-2018


For the 2017-2018 school year, we partnered with over 30 teachers and 200 students from Hālau Kū Māna, Roosevelt High School, University Laboratory School, Voyager PCS, and Hawaiʻi Technology Academy. Our community clients - the organizations and institutions that bring authentic community-based challenges to the kids - include Polynesian Voyaging Society, City & County of Honolulu, Laukahi plant protection collaborative, and Kyo-ya Hotels.


Roosevelt High School

Hawaiʻi is the endangered species capital of the world, with almost 500 endangered plant species but we're going to change that. It only takes about $4000 to save an endangered species but, people around the world are not contributing the money to help Hawaiʻi's indigenous flora. Without them, Hawaiʻi as a community faces rapid loss of culture and economic downfall. Matt Keir from shared these challenges with Roosevelt High School, inspiring them to create products. 


University Laboratory School

Matthew Gonser from the City and County of Honolulu's Office of Climate Change and Resiliency spoke to the University Laboratory School about the Ala Wai Canal Watershed and asked the students how to increase awareness and accountability for the impacts of the Ala Wai Canal Watershed.


Hālau Kū Māna

The historic circumnavigation of Hōkūleʻa and crewmembers from the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) continue to be celebrated throughout Hawaiʻi and have inspired communities around the world. Pwo Navigator Nainoa Thompson and Captain Archie Kalepa of the Polynesian Voyaging Society asked the papa waʻa students of Hālau Kū Māna to develop educational material to help spread the waʻa experience.