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Effects of Recreation on Wildlife
- Jordan SchmidtRecreation AdministrationUndergraduate Student
This project will look at recreational areas and discuss proper management techniques to reduce the impact of recreation in coastal environments.
Effects of the election of President Trump on the political dynamic of Humboldt State University.
- Aislin EdalgoAnthropologyUndergraduate Student
This research is on the political dynamic of the Humboldt State University community. Specifically, of the course of the past year and a half I have been conducting three separate ethnography projects focusing on the effects of the election of President Trump, the origin of political beliefs and cultural policing of political speech acts. This research was conducted using participant observation, interviewing, surveying, and observation, with individuals involved being both students and instructors at HSU. This research has the ability to give a greater understanding into the political dynamic of HSU university and the beliefs of it's community members.
Embodied Liberation: Somatic Tools for Metabolizing White Fragility
- Shanti Belaustegui PockellEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
This poster draws from various studies and writings to provide tools for white bodies to metabolize their false sense of fragility around race related topics. Conversations around dismantling white body supremacy are often limited to addressing racism in a purely rational, intellectual manner. But white body supremacy is anything but rational. The symptoms of living in a racialized society accumulate within the body, often leading to unmetabolized pain, fear and/or conflict. This gives way to trauma associated with white supremacy, which often perpetuates racism while degrading our bodies and inhibiting our collective liberation.
English 103 — HSU Artifacts Project
- Jolien Olsen's English 103 ClassEnglishFaculty
Student groups in Jolien Olsen’s English 103 course are presenting artifacts from within their HSU “neighborhood.” You will recognize many of these artifacts from our campus, many of which are iconic to HSU and represent its uniqueness as the rural, vibrant, creative academic community we all know it to be. The purpose of this project was to explore the meaning that these HSU artifacts create, what these artifacts tell us about HSU and its values and identities, and how the artifacts shape community members’ actions and interactions. We hope these projects bring a new perspective on artifacts that you may have passed countless times in your journeys across our shared space, our HSU campus.
Environmental Education through Community Support
- Kevin FulgencioEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
Friends of the Dunes is a non-profit organization in Manila, California that has various educational programs available for the community to educate younger children about the natural diversity of our beautiful area. As a part of my Service Learning Project, I felt that it was important to show younger generations the value and importance of coastal ecological restoration and the fun that can be had in the process. By showing children the importance and connection we have with the life around us, I believe they will have a better understanding of critically thinking and assessing about how to address environmental problems in the future.
Environmental Impacts of the Homeless Population in Humboldt County
- Jennifer Mara ArvizuPolitical ScienceUndergraduate Student
There are many attempts to “solve” the homelessness problem in Humboldt County, but most have been unsuccessful, and they have not properly assessed the environmental impact that has been a result of human habitation in urban areas, particularly within riparian zones. Because homeless individuals are not considered within the traditional census boundaries, there isn’t reliable population statistics and the estimates vary widely. Within this research, I will examine environmental and socio-economic relationships within homeless population, including societal cost and environmental destruction.
Environmental Justice & Public Health: Bilingualism in Community Outreach Efforts
- Noemi Pacheco- RamirezEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
As a bilingual Environmental Studies student, I am committed to applying my education to address environmental issues and advance environmental justice in Spanish speaking communities. Through my service learning position with the local non-profit, Redwood Community Action Agency, I will utilize my Spanish speaking ability to the RCAA's community outreach efforts aimed at the Latino/a community of Humboldt County.
Environmental Management of Marine Wildlife in Humboldt Bay
- Andrew JacobsonEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
The scope of this research was aimed toward extracting the most possible information about Longfin Smelt, Sculpin, and Blue Herring out on Humboldt Bay. The primary research was geared toward finding out the distribution limits, abundance, habitat, and spawning limits for the three mentioned species. Work was done directly with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, in which tributaries leading into Humboldt Bay of Salmon Creek, Wood Creek, Freshwater, and others were the leading areas of research. Through laboratory work and field work conducted by boat and by foot, important knowledge of Smelt, Sculpin, and Herring was gained drastically the last three months.
Environmentalist of the Future
- Joseph KleistEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
- Jonathan GomezEnvironmental StudiesUndergraduate Student
The Humboldt County office of education (in partnership with HSU students is preparing) the environmentalist of the future by integrating their Classroom Aquarium Education Program with their Redwood Edventure Program in an effort to educate K-12 students on the value of aquatic environments. Their lessons speak to the balance that must be met to maintain and preserve California's fisheries and habitats and actively engage students to get up and out into their local environments where they can then see how our personal actions affect valuable resources.
Evaluating Adaptive Governance and Social-Ecological Restoration of the Klamath Dams on the Klamath River
- Charley ReedNative American StudiesUndergraduate Student
This poster will examine the historical timeline of tribal water rights along the Klamath River, including the various relicensing agreements associated with the Klamath Dams. This poster will also focus on the window of opportunity that the relicensing of the hydroelectric dams by providing a framework to implement an adaptive governance approach by reconsidering socio-ecological values within the tribes along the Klamath River. This poster will also demonstrate the use of socio-spatial formations through indigenous led processes stemming from indigenous knowledge and traditional values.