Public support for TMT is growing. A recent Hawaii statewide poll contracted by Pacific Resource Partnership found that 72% of likely voters support TMT on Maunakea, up from 62 percent in 2015. On Hawaii Island, 68% of residents said they favored it, 15 percent more than two years ago. In addition, a statewide poll conducted in 2015 found that 88% of Hawaii residents agree there should be a way for science and Hawaiian culture to co-exist on Maunakea.
A statewide scientific public opinion poll was conducted in March 2020 by Ward Research, Inc., an independent research firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ward Research quota sampled for key demographic characteristics (e.g. age, ethnicity, gender, and island of residence). The demographics of the sample match the demographics of the community based on Census data. The margin of error is +/- 4.3%.
Do you agree or disagree that there should be a way for science and Hawaiian culture to co-exist on Maunakea?
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Do you agree or disagree that TMT will provide good paying jobs, economic and educational benefits for those living on Hawaii Island?
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Unfortunately, thousands of students across Hawaii will be out of school for the next several months due to the coronavirus crisis. With parents taking on a larger teaching role to make sure their kids continue to learn and grow while sequestered at home, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Hilo-based Hawaii Science and Technology Museum to fund its innovative online STEM learning program. "We're committed to serving our community during this time of crisis, and we have an opportunity to help Hawaii Island keiki grow their STEM skills at a time when students will most likely miss lessons for months," said TMT's Hawaii Community Affairs Manager Sandra Dawson.
Hawaii Science and Technology Museum's Online STEM Learning Program project-based learning activities and innovative science lessons have been designed to help parents, teachers and students so the keiki don't miss out on critical development. The program will serve 500 students in grades K-8 in the Department of Education's Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area in May, June and July.
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The Food Basket Receives $100,000 Donation From TMT To Meet Growing Demand For Food Assistance On Hawaii Island * Donation Made in Memory of Barry Taniguchi *
The Food Basket, Hawaii Island's food bank, has received a $100,000 donation from the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) to meet the growing demand for food assistance on the island in the wake of COVID-19. The funding will be used to support The Food Basket's existing programs, including Ohana Drops, the Kupuna Pantry and Da Box Program.
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