High school-University collaborative research for the OKEON Churamori Project
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 of the samples for the OKEON Churamori Project. This win-win relationship fosters a self-sustainable collaboration system.
We gave a presentation on this collaboration system at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Japan in Tokyo this past month.