Today we had a meeting in Wist 234 with our development committee for the COE island. We initially thought of designing the island like this...
However, we got some great feedback from the committee about our initial design.
- The Hawaiian museum should not be a museum since the Hawaiian culture isn't "history," it's alive and well. Instead it should be more like an open air Halau. Students can sit around the Lo'i. Holo exhibits were mentioned.
- Places all over the island should contain more open air meeting spaces, not stuffy buildings and classrooms.
- The island needs to have a welcome center with information about the different locations around the island and directions to these places. Comfortable, sense of place, welcoming, easy to find. It would be nice if someone was there all the time to answer any questions someone might have about the island or COE specific programs.
- It would be nice as a place for children to come to, a place for family connection. Also, a place for connection with the lab school and a places where children and Youth are represented.