Annabelle in a box
Today: Monday February 8: Blank Dominoes: Mitchell ch. 2, 3, and 4
Wednesday February 10: Wooden Legos: Mitchell ch. 5, 6, and 7
Monday February 15: Percolator Tops: Apply all of readings to Green Map project
Wednesday February 17: Project Proposals Due!
Project Proposals: Detailed Plan of Action (Based on Mitchell Chapter 1)
1. Frame the Question
- pose your question: what exactly is your project aiming to do?
- where are endangered ecosystems in Delaware County?
- where are potential recreational trail corridors in Delaware County?
- how can viable OWU food waste be efficiently distributed to area food banks?
- where does the food sold on campus come from, and what are the consequences of our consumption of these foods?
- who is your audience? what is your ultimate goal?
2. Understand your Data Needs
- what is the context of your question? who are the experts? literature, people
- what do you have to know about the context of the question to answer it?
- what is an endangered ecosystem? what are specific examples?
- what are the goals of recreational trails? what do they connect?
- how is food waste reuse assessed and how is it collected?
3. Find or Create your Data
- what data is available to help answer your question? cost? compatibility?
- what data do you have to generate yourself? easy vs. difficult vs impossible
- necessary to have the data or a plan to create it (with necessary technology)
4. Process the Data: specific analysis
- apply ideas from readings & software tutorial to your project
- ex) generate endangered areas by comparing areas defined as important ecosystems to their closeness to recent development
- ex) generate potential trails by generating important points and areas to connect; and determining feasible paths between those points; relate potential trails to property ownership and other factors
- ex) generate a plan for distributing food waste from campus to area food banks
- ex) analyze the global impact of specific food consumption on campus
5. The Results
- vital part of the process: communication and advocacy
- generate a map (with a database) and use it to present results
- ex) map of endangered ecosystems in Delaware Co: distribute to ??
- ex) map of potential trails in Delaware Co.: planners, bike clubs, etc.
- ex) a map that guides distribution of OWU food waste
- ex) map of the global impact of what we eat
Example of proposal: Clara Englert: Project Proposal: Delware State park Wetlands Mapping and Assessment Project (April 2004)
- Lives at: http://bit.ly/bibhas2
- Lives at: http://bit.ly/bibhas1
- Energy use by campus building (Excel file)