Blending science and journalism
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Water Quality Indiana (WQI) blends science with journalism and provides impactful recruitment into STEM and media fields through experiential learning. Students collect a range of water-quality data from local waterways and conduct interviews with stakeholders. They then transform knowledge to judgment by producing defendable scientific results and generating multimedia products. Students transform judgment to action by disseminating their deliverables to a public audience of consultants, regulators, and landowners to help create a sustainable future.
White River Watershed
Wabash River Watershed
Ohio River Watershed
FlatLand Resources is a local planning and design-build civil engineering firm founded in 2000, and based out of Muncie, Indiana. We pride ourselves in serving small-scale communities in the North Central Indiana Region.
Red-Tail Land Conservancy
Red-tail Land Conservancy preserves, protects, and restores natural areas and farm land in East Central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage. The not-for-profit land trust has grown steadily since its inception in 1999.
Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation District
In Indiana, a Soil and Water Conservation District is a subdivision of State Government and is responsible for soil and water conservation programs within its boundaries.
"Downstream: Connecting Indiana to the Gulf of Mexico" emphasizes how we are all connected — through our decisions, attitudes & actions. This documentary examines potential impact(s) of nitrogen, a fertilizer commonly used in the production of corn. Students enrolled in Water Quality Indiana at Ball State University began this production in September 2016, traveling to Louisiana with the intent to learn more about hypoxia, or the dead zone, in the Gulf of Mexico.
Everybody lives downstream of somebody else.
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Water Quality Indiana blends science with journalism and provides impactful
recruitment into STEM and media fields through experiential learning.