Oka' is the Chickasaw and Choctaw term for water. It's native roots resonate with the importance of Oka' in our future.
Oka' The Water Institute is focused on problems impacting our local and state water resources. Our research is driven by embracing the interests of the people to promote economic development and long-term sustainability. Our ultimate goal is to provide practical water solutions that lead to a better quality of life for all.
Our institute collaborates with businesses and organizations, connects citizens with resources, facilitates scientific research, and provides education on water sustainability.
From Summer Research opportunities to the Eastern Arbuckle Simpson Aquifer Study, Oka' is proud to have a small part in these important initiatives.
2,635 ACRES BURNED
Prescribed burns are coordinated by Oka' Watershed Coordinators to improve soil health and water security.
2,039 STUDENTS REACHED
Our Water Fest outreach program engages local 5th grade students in the science and importance of water sustainability.
Water affiliates! Fill out the required form by clicking the appropriate link to have your opportunity listed on our site. Listings will be posted within 3 business days of submission.