Geo-literacy Education in Micronesia (GEM)

Geo-literacy Education in Micronesia (GEM) is an Advancing Informal STEM Learning project funded by the National Science Foundation that is working to demonstrate the potential for effective intergenerational, informal learning and development of geo-literacy through an Informal STEM Learning Team (ISLeT) in Pacific island communities.

GEM started in 2016 and has since brought together 30 ISLeTs across the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (including the states of Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, and Yap), and Palau. Every product and event co-created by our ISLeTs is meant to help both the creators and audience use the “texts” of our lands, waters, and skies to make better decisions for ourselves, our communities, and our futures.

We humbly acknowledge the elders, traditional leaders, leaders of the church and the government that have supported GEM since its beginning and all along the way. Thank you for your presence, your interest in GEM, and your willingness to share with our ISLETs and with us a part of who you are and your cultures.