Traveling STEAM Days

Enviroscience activities & lessons brought to your classroom or organization!

Developed by the Pacific Island Programs for Exploring Science (PIPES), Traveling STEAM is a UH Hilo outreach program designed to encourage interest, excitement, and confidence within STEAM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) for youths in grades K – 6. PIPES works with UH Hilo faculty, staff, and student volunteers to provide enriching experiences for the classroom and after school programs via fun activities and lessons for keiki!

Service learning is a method of teaching that combines formal instruction with a related service in the community. Advocates claim that learning is enhanced through direct application in appropriate social contexts of principles and practices taught through formal instruction concurrent with guided reflection of the student's experience.

Topics & Activities Available

Topics include: astronomy, water resources, forest & marine ecosystems, tsunami, marine stewardship, Project NOAH, and global positioning systems.

Summer 2013 Traveling STEAM

Marine critter touch tanks ~ microscopes ~ life sized humpback whale ~ Ocean stewardship ~ Coral ecosystems ~ fisheries ~ food webs ~ forestry ~ watersheds ~ native/invasive plants & animals ~ volcanoes ~ water quality ~ aquaponics ~ StarLab (portable planetarium) ~ magic planet ~ fishponds ~ natural resources & conservation ~ waves & tides ~ rocky shores and more!

Volunteer with PIPES!

Volunteer programs provide a variety of service learning opportunities for college students via outreach efforts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math for the whole community. Although programs are directed towards areas of STEM fields, one does not need to be a science or technology major to volunteer!!

Summer 2013 Traveling STEAM

Provide service to your community, have fun, and gain valuable skills! Trainings are 1-2 hours in length. Event commitments range from 2 hours and up. Opportunities are available all year round!

No experience needed! All majors encouraged, many opportunities to choose from small or large projects, staff outreach booths, support and help implement youth programs in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

There are many skills we seek volunteers with OR that can be developed while volunteering with PIPES. For example, volunteers are needed with experience or an interest in: Event photography, communications, journalism, project coordination, teaching, working with kids, social media, all of the sciences, technology, implementing surveys, Hawaiian language and more. Additionally we seek volunteers to help provide tours of UH Hilo labs and research facilities, experience leading groups of people, graphic design, website design and management, community outreach, and overall programmatic support.

Volunteer and Service Learning Opportunities

  • Traveling STEAM Days: Help to enrich after school programming.
  • UH Hilo Facility Tours: Help showcase UH Hilo research facilities such as Agricultural Farm, PACRC in Keaukaha & research labs on Campus
  • General UH Hilo STEM Outreach: Showcases UH Hilo programs and career opportunities in (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
  • Environment Service Learning: Help to malama da aina and gain valuable skills while you do!

For more information about volunteering, please contact Amelie:
Phone: (808) 933-0705

For more information on PIPES K-12, please contact:
Phone: (808) 933-0707