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EGR 324, Using StoryMaps to Communicate Flood Risk: Final Project

Description

The final project will constitute 20% of the course grade. The final project deliverable from this course will be a student-developed, interactive StoryMap (https://www.esri.com/en-us/arcgis/products/arcgis-storymaps/stories) that communicates flood risk for the Muddy Creek Watershed that can be used for science outreach and will be shared with local partners. The course will build up to this final project through the thematic, weekly topics and the project will integrate what students have learned throughout the course. The history and ethical implications of “at-risk” areas and populations will also be a core component in the interactive map. As part of this final deliverable, students will present the StoryMap to stakeholders and discuss the implications of flood risk and water issues. This interactive tool will integrate text and images that the students learn through character education into the final project. Interviews and testimonials from stakeholders will allow students to include anecdotal evidence on how W-S residents view and experience water-related issues in the city. Additional details, including project suggestions, will be provided by the instructor midway through the course.

What do you need to do?

  • What is your message?
    • Discuss the implications of flood risks and water issues
    • Include anecdotal evidence on Winston Salem residents view and experience water-related issues
      • Interviews from stakeholders
      • Testimonials from stakeholders
    • Speak to the history and ethical implications of "at-risk" areas and populations
  • Create an interactive map(s) and/or image(s) that communicates flood risk for the Muddy Creek Watershed
  • Determine and select the additional media (images, video, maps, or other multimedia) that will convey the message
  • Conceptualize the StoryMap features which best illustrate your message and impact the end user

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