UH Manoa - Waikiki - Honolulu - Hilo
The Exploration Program is an LbE Hawaii exclusive program where SCAVENGER HUNT meets HIGH TECH. LbE Hawaii offers participant groups 4 unique locations in Hawaii to explore: Honolulu, Waikiki, University of Hawaii at Manoa, or Hilo on the Big Island. These locations offer more than just site seeing and shopping - from culture to meeting new people to learning history. Instead of a guided tour of these locations, student participants become a team of explorers and must navigate around using only a provided map and app-based program. As a competition, teams must earn as many points as possible by discovering various zones and solving missions. Islanders act as silent tour guides, assisting students to think critically, as well as opening up discussions at each zone.
LbE Hawaii has developed a mobile GPS app-based system which interacts with a paper-based scavenger hunt map. The team must use the app to navigate to different zones and earn points by solving missions such as quizzes and video challenges. With GPS technology, the app is able to show students a directional guide and approximate distance to each zone.