Project Description: 

This project involves research on the history of watersheds in the East Bay, focusing on the collection and interpretation of oral histories and other resources, which will be used to develop watershed story maps supporting Wholly H2O’s “Walking Waterhoods” East Bay watershed tours program.  The research will be conducted in collaboration with Dr. Elizabeth Dougherty, Executive Director of Wholly H2O, a non-profit organization that offers educational activities that inspire environmental stewardship by forging personal connections with local watersheds through collaborative programming grounded in community science, history and arts. 

Timeframe:  The project was initiated during the Spring 2024 semester, and it will contin ue through Summer 2024 and into the 2024-25 school year.  Applicants are expected to work through the Summer 2024, and may be able to continue in the position in future semesters.

Contact:  Students may contact Kurt Spreyer with questions pertaining to the project. 

Undergraduate's Role: 

The undergraduate researcher will collect and review oral histories and other historical materials, and assist in the development of develop outward facing storymaps and other online material.

Undergraduate's Qualifications: 

Excellent research skills
Excellent writing skills
Knowledge of Storymaps or willingness to learn
Interest in California BIPOC history
Interest in natural history

Off Campus
To be negotiated
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