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Watershed Academy~Job Pathways for Water and Climate Resilience

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  1. Mastering the skills and lessons of the Watershed Academy

    What is the Cycle of Getting Good Environmental Projects Done on the Ground?
  2. Getting on Board - the Paper Work: Emergency contact, Liability and Media Release, Contact Info and Coordinating Schedule
    5 Quizzes
  3. Creating and Keeping a Safe and Productive Work Environment
    2 Topics
  4. Keeping a timelog
  5. Pathways, Principles and Premises of Becoming a Water Protector
    Who is a Water Protector
  6. Job Pathways in Environmental Science and Protection
  7. Tracking your Journey
    Keeping a Journal with Field Notes
  8. What I need to take notes on+ journal prompts
  9. Scavenger Hunt
  10. Combining Traditional Ecological Knowledge with Contemporary Science for Improved Community and Water Security
    How have people traditionally used the watershed and protected community values in a changing world?
  11. How has land use in the past compare to how it's being used now in the watershed?
  12. Protecting Community Values in a Changing World
  13. What are the basic elements of understanding and assessing a watershed?
    What is a Watershed and Watershed Hydrology?
  14. Geology & soil conditions in the watershed
  15. Observe and Assess- Reading the Landscape
  16. Watershed & Ecological Restoration Practices
    Best Practices for Improving Watershed Management
  17. Restoring streams
  18. Erosion Control
  19. Vegetation and Aquatic Ecology in the Watershed
  20. Telling the Story of Your Watershed Academy Experience
    Why it's important to share what we find
  21. How to create a community presentation on what I learned
  22. Learning From the Past
    How to Interview an Elder
  23. Resources and Interview Prompts
  24. Become a Leader
    Community organizing for improved watershed health
  25. How to build a strong team
Lesson 20 of 25
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Why it’s important to share what we find

September 13, 2023

Why share what you know?

Sharing what we find in the scientific world is the only way to fact check our work. It’s very important to see something from multiple perspectives in order to get the best understanding of it possible.

Ways to share information:

Tell stories- Talk to peers, elders and loved ones about what you notice in the landscape

Tell stories using technology- Make a video or online content sharing what you’ve learned or engaged in

Organize data- Turn data into information by summarizing trends.

Make a story map with your data on ArcGIS- More on this in the next lesson

How Do I Turn Data Into Information for Better Decision Making?

  1. Prepare based on your audience interests
  2. Find good ways to display data, making it easier to  make decisions on how to protect your waters.
  3. Dive in and look for patterns & make summary calculations that help understand the data collected during the assessment.
  4. Graph and make summary tables of the data based on standards/benchmarks
  5. Describe the data with short statements of “findings” either written down or shared in discussion.