We took up the challenge to organize an Online Science café during OIST’s Science Festa (January 2021)

Every year, crowds of people come to the Science Festa, the largest open community event held by OIST. However, the openings of nearly all public events have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Science Festa was no exception. As an alternative, Section Leader Yoshimura took up the challenge of organizing the first “Online Science Café”. The theme centered on ants and other invasive species in Okinawa. As this was our first time doing this, we were a bit out of our element, but ultimately many people tuned in to participate and the event was a success.