Exploring Narratives of Positive Social Impact: 

Stories at OPEN

Welcome to the Stories page of One Planet Education Network (OPEN), where inspiration and innovation converge to showcase our ongoing efforts to transform global education and research.  

Through OPEN programs we work to bring together a diverse cross-cultural mix of young students, teachers, scientists and experts across many disciplines and at all educational levels, from primary through university through professional continuing education.  

In these pages, you’ll find stories that encapsulate our ethos and mission, now categorized into Education, Global Research, and Partnerships. Each story is a testament to our commitment to creating a more connected, sustainable, and more scientifically knowledgeable, compassionate, mutually supportive global populace.

In the Education section, dive into narratives that illustrate our pioneering efforts in integrating advanced technologies such as DIY IoT sensor programming, real world applications of these sensors, AI and Machine Learning, and applied data analytics.  Our approach not only fosters digital literacy, but also empowers our students guided by subject-area experts to tackle real-world issues such as food insecurity, pollution and climate change challenges

Our Global Research category unveils groundbreaking initiatives, where we collaborate with international partners to conduct on site research to determine how to best restore damaged ecosystems, increase soil fertility and seasonal food production, and best adapt to negative climate change impacts.  These stories highlight our contributions to sustainable development, showcasing how IoT technologies and data analytics are revolutionizing environmental and agricultural research.

In Partnerships, explore the synergy between OPEN and our diverse network of collaborators. From government entities to industry leaders, these partnerships amplify our impact, driving forward our vision of accessible, practical education for all.

We invite you to journey through these pages, where each story is a doorway to understanding the impact and reach of OPEN. Our narrative is not just about education and technology; it’s about building a global community dedicated to learning, innovation, and making a difference by supporting one another in solving our many modern day challenges.  Start exploring now and be part of our story – a story of education, empowerment, and hope.

Collaboration – Music-Arts & Online Events – OPEN is not only science and technology-focused learning and teaching – the arts and humanities are essential for a well-rounded and creativity-sparking experiential education.

Here is a sampling of OPEN our wide ranging sci-tech arts/music and cross-culture exchange-themed distance learning events. We also give a standout sample of student outcomes/artifacts inspired by our endangered species/biodiversity programs.

One such student outcome came from the Menya sisters from Nairobi, Kenya who participated in our global Save the Black Rhino Education Event. Michelle Menya, a high school senior (with her sister and other classmates on backing vocals) was inspired to write, sing, studio produce a brilliant song about saving African Wildlife for future generations.



One such student outcome came from the Menya sisters from Nairobi, Kenya who participated in our global Save the Black Rhino Education Event. Michelle Menya, a high school senior (with her sister and other classmates on backing vocals) was inspired to write, sing, studio produce a brilliant song about saving African Wildlife for future generations.