Educational Opportunities to Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Learn more about the AAPI experience through several online and in-person opportunities.  See the full website for more details. Built collaboratively by several organizations, the website contains teacher resources, audio visual exhibits, and a list of fun learning programs for kids of all ages.

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.

May 12

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Family Day
A day filled with art, performances from different regions, and a variety of crafting activities. Make a parol lantern from the Philippines, or a rubbing inspired by contemporary Korean art. Explore the galleries using a scavenger hunt to guide you to works by Asian American and Pacific Islander artists.

(Smithsonian American Art Museum)

May 17-18

A Sky Above: Native Hawaiian Astronomy and Navigation 
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, is offering a special student program: A Sky Above: Native Hawaiian Astronomy and Navigation. Rooted in STEAM principles, this immersive program will allow students to explore the intersection of science and Native Hawaiian culture.
Space is limited and advance registration is required.

(Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian)

May 19-20

He Lani Ko Luna (A Sky Above)
Navigation and wayfinding are the focus of this two-day festival. Activities highlighting the science of traditional Hawaiian practices include scientific and artist demonstrations, storytelling, navigation workshops, a pop-up planetarium, and creative hands-on activities. Meet the Native Hawaiian scientists from the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center of Hawai’i..

(Smithsonian American Indian Museum)