PICRC CEO’s Reflections for 2015-2016
Heraclitus, A Greek philosopher born in 544 BC once said, “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” In many ways, the Center is the same. The past two years have been very busy and exciting – we reached more students in Palau through our Outreach Program; increased the depth and amount of our research programs, including our recent findings in Nikko Bay; and continued to build the capacity of our staff (several of whom are currently pursuing their master’s and Ph.D. degrees). We are constantly moving and changing – visiting schools, conducting community meetings, doing research, and training conservation officers and students, and of course, collaborating with our partner agencies in meetings on-island and abroad. One of the greatest perks of working at the Center is that it never gets boring – we are always moving forward and never stepping into the same river twice.