UA Science Café at Borderlands Brewing – 'Oral Histories of Contamination: Creating Community Dialogues on the Environment'
The UA Science Café will present: "Oral Histories and Ocean Samples: All Data Tells a Climate Story"
Effective environmental conservation requires obtaining data through multifaceted techniques. In this series, four Carson Scholars will explore how methods like storytelling and robotic sampling are used to conserve our planet and its inhabitants.
Additional topic: "Oral Histories of Contamination: Creating Community Dialogues on the Environment"
This talk will focus on the preservation of the life stories of individuals who work and live near two Superfund sites in Arizona. To do so, we use oral history and the analysis of oral history and semi-structured interviews to learn how people experience these sites. This project implements a mixed method approach and community-engaged research. Ultimately, these findings will help to inform how scientists and policy makers approach and assist communities that are dealing with pollution.
Presenter: Denise Moreno Ramirez, Ph.D. student in the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences