Matag Tulo Importante: Every Drop Counts

Images from a Fulbright trip to the Philippines for Hawaiian educators.

Clarissa Torres

Related Topics:
Conservation, Storyfest 2024, Sustainability, Water

I was in the Philippines for six weeks with eight other educators through Fulbright Program to learn about the Filipino culture and language. The aim was for us to incorporate our experience into our curriculum to make closer connections with our students because in Hawaii, we have numerous Filipino students.

I believe a culturally relevant curriculum helps students relate more to their learning. I also related my video to water conservation as I am a science teacher. In Apo Island, they rely heavily on wells and collecting rain water as their main water source. They have to be sustainable to provide for their community and visitors. I hope this video illustrates to my students and viewers the importance of water conservation and that water is a valuable resource. 

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