A collaborative educational experience focused on the environment made its way to the Southern Miss Marine Education Center this weekend.
“Waterlines: Blue Economies and Sustainable Future” brought the humanities and sciences together with service learning projects like student-made documentary presentations, a virtual reality experience, and interactions with community environmental partners.
The event focused on the importance of environmental issues like climate change and water impacts on ecosystems and economies on the Gulf Coast. Assistant Professor of English at USM Dr. Christopher Foley said, “In order to encourage resilience and encourage adaptation based on the risks associated with climate change and sea level rise, we really need the public to be informed and to be on board and to advocate on their own behalf, in order to make significant social and environmental changes.”
“Waterlines” is a part of USM’s Gulf Park Cultural Arts series.