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The Oka’ Institute vision is to create practical water solutions, both locally and globally, driven by research and directed by data that result in long-term sustainable ecological management and economic development

2018 Summer Research Opportunity

The Oka' Institute is pleased to announce a Summer Research Opportunity for faculty of East Central University. This is the second year that these research opportunities are being offered. To check out the details click here

Ada Water Fest hosted by The Oka' Institute

The fifteenth annual Ada Water Fest will be held April 19, 2018 in the Plaza at East Central University, Ada, OK. The purpose of this event is to teach elementary school students about water. Every school in Pontotoc County has been invited–we expect over 500 fifth-graders! We are pleased to have the participation of the following organizations: Blue Thumb, The Chickasaw Nation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service-Pontotoc County, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Center, US Geological Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, South Central Climate Science Center, and The Nature Conservancy. We look forward to another fun-filled, hands-on learning experience for our local students!


The Oka’ Institute would like to welcome our spring 2018 interns.

Spring interns pictured from left to right: Aneli Thomsen, Roland Abuntori, Rabindra Thapaliya, Garrett Fulks, and Babita Dangol

Check out photos from the 2017 Sustainability Conference

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