2020_Tutuny_501

Sustainability 501 pertained to the perspectives and methods applied within the field. 501 was a major stepping stone from 401. In 401, we learned the foundation and basis of the field, 501 was focused on the best practices and methods to be used. One key term used throughout the semester was interdisciplinary approaches. Interdisciplinary involves drawing upon two or more fields of knowledge to solve a problem. In the past, most projects and research were transdisciplinary, pertaining to only one field of knowledge. Along with interdisciplinary approaches, 501 discussed coproduction, citizen science, and connecting knowledge to action. These different concepts illustrated how an efficient sustability project would be constructed. We were able to see how these concepts were done through various fieldtrips throughout the semester. One noteable field trip was From Tides to Storms. It was implemeted by the Rockinham Planning Commission to assess vulnerability on coastal towns. The towns included Portsmouth, Rye, Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Seabrook. Each town was set up with a planner to give reccomendations. Our field trip was at a beach in Portsmouth, to meet up with a volunteer. The combination of local town officials, scientists, and citizen volunteers examplified the core practices we learned in 501. Along with various field trips, our 501 class wrote a textbook together as our final product. I throroughly enjoyed this, as we were able to demonstrate the knowledge we obtained, as well as collaborating with the other students to complete it. Sustainability 501 was very important as it showed us what we can and should actually be doing when working on these vital projects. Below is a link to my Citizen Science chapter I had written, along with the logo from the From Tides to Storms website!

 

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