SHIMA is an outreach project that involves islands in Japan and around the world (all of which are collectively referred to as SHIMA) to educate people about the sustainability of island ecosystems and cultures.
The concept of SHIMA is based on these interrelated pillars: "science education outreach activities", "engagement between OIST scientists and neighboring communities", and "understanding sustainable island ecosystems and cultures". It is a workshop for high school students addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and island sustainability.
shima: island in Japanese language
Past SHIMA Theme
SHIMA: Okinawa-Hawaii STEM Education Collaborative 2021
SHIMA: Okinawa-Hawaii STEM Education Collaborative is a joint STEM education workshop between Okinawa and Hawaii. In this workshop, Okinawa and Hawaii high school students attended numerous seminar and hands-on activities by professors, postdoctoral researchers, experts inside and outside of OIST involved in agriculture, forestry and fisheries rooted in the community.