Environmental Education Archives - OKEON


Learning how to make resin-encapsulated specimens


By jhjanicki on Saturday,February 10th, 2018 in Ants, Collaboration, Education, No Comments

We learned that the curator of the Museum of Nature and Human Activities in Hyogo, Dr. Mitsuhashi, will be holding a resin-encapsulated specimen preparation course at the Okinawa prefectural museum. We took the opportunity to invite him to OIST to give a lecture on the same topic for the staff of the Okinawa Prefecture Environmental […]


OKEON Churamori Project Symposium 2017, a great success!


By jhjanicki on Thursday,August 3rd, 2017 in OKEON update, Outreach, Symposium, No Comments

On Saturday, July 29th, many collaborators of the OKEON Churamori Project along with the general public gathered at OIST to attend the OKEON Churamori Project Symposium 2017. This event was the project’s first symposium and it was a great success, with over 170 attendees, interesting and informative talks, a panel discussion, and a post-symposium gathering […]


OKEON Churamori Project Symposium 2017


By jhjanicki on Monday,June 19th, 2017 in Symposium, No Comments

We are pleased to announce a symposium for the OKEON Churamori Project. The symposium will bring together scientists, educators, and community members interested in monitoring and conserving Okinawa’s natural environment. Presentations and discussions will cover ongoing scientific research, citizen science, and environmental education efforts on the island. The symposium is open to all who are […]


A visit from Naha Kokusai High School


By jhjanicki on Monday,April 24th, 2017 in Education, Outreach, Visit, No Comments

When the Naha Kokusai High School visited OIST, it was an opportunity for us to introduce to them the OKEON Churamori Project. The students visiting this time around do not have a science background. However, conservation can also be approached from an economic perspective, as it is a crucial aspect for sustaining tourism. Particularly, it […]


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 […]



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