PISCES’ Program Manager Rodrigo Romo will be lecturing a group of visiting Japanese High School students from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. on Aug. 26-27 at the Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo.

PISCES is a guest speaker at the first annual Hawaiian Educational Pursuits seminar for Kansai University High School students.

Kansai is a “super global high school” and allows participating students to spend their summer or spring holidays in a foreign country learning the local language. In addition to language lessons, the host universities provide extracurricular activities, field trips, and the experience of living in the local community.

Claudia Ziroli recently started Hawaiian Educational Pursuits after working with the University of Hawaii at Hilo Conference Center. Her work with UHH consisted of developing an outdoor educational travel program called Hawaiian EDventure, where she worked with the students of Kansai University High School for several years.

She decided to branch out and start her own educational tour program for the students and is excited to expose them to a variety of subjects during the seminar that runs Friday and Saturday.

“While here, the students will be involved in field study trips focused on: Astronomy and physics, Marine Science, Volcanology/Geology, Ethnobotany, Hawaiian culture, Renewable energy and Agriculture,” she said.

For more information visit their website at www.hawaiianeducationalpursuits.com.