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Watershed Academy~Job Pathways for Water and Climate Resilience

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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 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, prsentation 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

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.