GEM is working to demonstrate the potential for effective intergenerational, informal learning and development of geo-literacy through the Informal STEM Learning Team (ISLeT) model.
Each of the 30 ISLeT that GEM has brought together over its six years falls under one of six informal learning modules that blend local/Indigenous approaches, Western STEM knowledge systems, and active learning to support the growth of geo-literacy among our ISLeT members and the co-creation of products and events that support geo-literacy within the wider community.
Through co-creation of maps, posters, signs, songs, and community events, ISLeT members explored — and helped their communities to explore — our GEM guiding question: How do we “read” the skies, the land, and the waters— and how do we learn from those “texts” in order to make decisions that positively affect ourselves and our communities?
Chuuk State Government
Local governments and schools on Lekinioch, Much, Namoluk, Nema, Oneop, Piisemwar, Satowan, Houk, Makur, Nomwin, Onou, Onoun, Piherah, Pollap, Tamatam, and Unanu
Yap State Department of Resources & Development, Division of Agriculture & Forestry
Kids of Ruu Community
Government of the Marshall Islands
Marshall Islands High School
Northern Islands High School
Ebeye Public Middle School
Conservation Society of Pohnpei
Kosrae State Government and municipal governments
Kosrae Conservation and Safety Organization
Department of Resources and Economics Affairs (DREA)
Disaster Coordination Office (DCO)
Kosrae Women’s Association
Kosrae Youth Organization
Melekeok Conservation Network