25th Future Flight Hawai’i Family Exploration Program – Governor Ige Presents a Proclamation to Art and Rene Kimura

Future Flight Hawai’i (FFH) hosted its 25th Family Exploration Program on June 6-7, 2015 at UH Mānoa, with a theme of Challenger: the Journey Continues. Over 9,000 students and parents have participated in one or more of the FFH residential and non-residential programs in exploring the Moon, Mars, and Earth. Learning modules this year included programmable robotics, space biospheres, spinning satellites, molecule modeling, sound, music conductivity, and design a satellite. A new program for younger children, called Next Generation, was piloted with modules covering sound, balance, and bubbles. The anniversary event attracted state-wide attention, including visits from Governor David Ige (pictured above with Art and Rene Kimura), Rachel James from Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s office, and Riley Fujisaki and Carissa Nakamura from Congressman Mark Takai’s office. Senators Brian Shatz and Mazie Hirono sent congratulatory letters. Governor Ige presented a proclamation to FFH, a commendation to the Kimuras for their leadership, and he stayed to congratulate all the participants and pose for photos. Visit the Future Flight Hawai‘i website.

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