March 2017 - OKEON


High school-University collaborative research for the OKEON Churamori Project


By jhjanicki on Wednesday,March 29th, 2017 in Ants, Collaboration, Collecting, Education, No Comments

OKEON Churamori Project continues to collaborate with local high school. We came up with an ant survey kit that teachers can use as part of their classes. We provide this new educational tool to the teachers and help them manage their projects. Once the teachers complete their projects they donate the specimens, which become part […]


Open day at the Tamagusuku Youth & Children’s Center


By jhjanicki on Tuesday,March 28th, 2017 in Collaboration, Education, Outreach, No Comments

OKEON Churamori Project’s field network is supported by many cooperating organizations. One of the field sites is located at the Tamagusuku Youth & Children’s Center in Nanjo City. The Youth Center was holding an Open Day on Sunday, March 12th, and they had kindly asked the OKEON Churamori Project to participate in the event in […]


Team Uchina Ichimushi is on the move!


By jhjanicki on Monday,March 6th, 2017 in Collaboration, Education, No Comments

Uchina Ichimushi means “Okinawa’s animals” in Okinawa’s dialect. Team Uchina Ichimushi was founded based on the concept: “why don’t we get together and organize events with local museums and educational facilities that are enthusiastic about environmental education?” Of course, we, the OKEON Churamori Project, is also part of the team. The team is a real […]


OPG Visit: Ishigaki


By jhjanicki on Wednesday,March 1st, 2017 in Ants, Collaboration, OPG, No Comments

We visited Ishigaki Island to see if there are any fire ants or any other invasive ants threats and check on the ants currently inhabiting in the area. I shuddered at the sight of the grassland surrounding Ishigaki airport and the man-made land at the harbor. It looked so similar to the scenery of Taiwan, […]



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