Ka Pa‘alana’s Summer Youth Program took 20 children on a field trip to Bishop Museum on July 3, 2012. They explored Hawaiian Hall, the Planetarium, the Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center, and Sesame Street’s “The Body.”
Before entering Hawaiian Hall, Iokepa DeSantos asked permission for the students to enter by chanting to the staff representing Bishop Museum. In return, the Bishop Museum staff responded in a chant allowing them to enter.
At the Planetarium, the President and CEO of Bishop Museum, Blair Collis, welcomed us and talked about the museum before we learned about the stars. At the Science Adventure Center, the 2nd through 5th graders saw the Hot Spot Lava Show and learned about volcanoes.
The day ended at Sesame Street’s “The Body” exhibit where the children learned about the human body, how to take care of themselves, and eat healthy.