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Hawaii schools joins Mexico City school for virtual field trip


On Monday, April 14, Keaau Elementary fourth and fifth graders will visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park for a hike into Kilauea Iki.

Students from three Oahu schools – Nanakuli Elementary, Hale Kula Elementary and University Laboratory – and students from Peterson Schools in Mexico City will be virtually joining Keaau students via Google Hangout and Livestream.

What: Project Open Glassroom

Who: Keeau Elementary fourth and fifth graders, Nanakuli Elementary Immersion students, University Laboratory School students, and Hale Kula students; and students from Peterson Schools in Mexico City

When: 8:30-10 a.m. Monday, April 14

Event Link:


Keaau students will be wearing Google Glass to allow other viewers to see the experience through their eyes. A discussion with Matt Patrick, a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will kick off the field trip.

Before the Keaau students descend into the crater for a guided hike, all participating students at their respective locations will recite a Hawaiian chant in honor of the volcano goddess Pele.

The chant, E Pele E, was shared by Nanakuli Elementary Immersion Students via a recording so all the students could learn it prior to the Virtual Field Trip (VFT).

The classrooms and the public will be able to engage in the field trip via the Google Hangout.

The field trip will be in part broadcast from the students’-eye view via the “Grab & Go Glassroom” — a wired pack projecting a feed from the students’ Google Glass view into a Livestream.

To watch with the VFT Hangout visit:

To watch the Livestream visit:

Students and the community can also follow along with posts by following #volcanovft and #openglassroom.

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