- a statement of the area of interest, thesis statement, introduction
- a list of primary research (at least 6)
- e.g. people interviewed, news articles. journals, artist inspirations, librarian assisted resources. catalog resources using Modern Lang Assoc. (MLA) citation methodology in your blog post
- the class will participate in a research workshop with the UWF librarians
- locations to conduct fieldwork
- a list of no less than 4 kinds of information/sample collections/data they will gather in the field
- a proposed statement of the type of final project/product you will design and create
- include materials, size, and any other formal elements of the project
Area of Interest: Water Quality
Thesis: UWF student GPAs are directly correlated to the quality of water and amount of tds being ingested through local water sources.
Introduction: The overall quality of our drinking water is constantly undermined by the population as a whole. Most people are unaware of the high volume of impurities that exist in the water we consume each and every day. Everyone knows that water is essential to the survival of all life forms especially us, humans, but are you aware that their is something else lurking in your nearby water fountains? TDS, or total dissolved solids are also entering your body when you take a sip of water from the water fountain in between classes for example chloride, fluoride and sulfate are few of the many dangerous inorganic matter that we unknowingly consume for survival. Many “experts” inform us that our drinking water is safe, but is it really? Do the number of TDS vary from one water fountain to the next? Does this affect the overall health of students on our very own campus?
- Water quality and marine life http://www.marinesafe.org/blog/2016/04/18/how-ocean-pollution-impacts-marine-life-and-all-of-us/
2.Anthony Mwangi https://fineartamerica.com/featured/giving-back-to-the-environment-anthony-mwangi.html
3. Artists in phillipines using polluted water for art (sparks conversation/intervention)
4. Health center interview with campus DR. on importance of water quality
5. Journal about previous water quality checks/water quality in the area
6. Emails sent out by UWF regarding water quality
7. Water quality and the human body (EPA) https://www.epa.gov/privatewells/potential-well-water-contaminants-and-their-impacts
- TDS in samples of water all over campus (Art building,HLS, Library, Health, Commons)
- TDS in samples in surrounding pensacola area (Downtown, My sink, Beach)
- Student records that show overall GPA for each college at UWF
- Survey of students that questions whether or not they are aware of the water crisis
Final Project/artwork proposal: graphical representation of water quality issue/printed
Materials. Computer, Adobe Illustrator, Paper/print
Formal Elements. Funny take to lighten the mood about drinking water and the effects it has on humans/Student GPA
Fitzpatrick, Jim, et al. “Giving Back To The Environment by Anthony Mwangi.” Fine Art America, fineartamerica.com/featured/giving-back-to-the-environment-anthony-mwangi.html.
Gebreyes, Rahel. “Artists Are Painting With Polluted Water For An Important Reason.” The Huffington Post, TheHuffingtonPost.com, 31 May 2016, www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/painting-river-water-philippines_us_574de4d1e4b0757eaeb0de77.
“How Ocean Pollution Impacts Marine Life-and All of Us.” MarineSafe, 3 May 2016, www.marinesafe.org/blog/2016/04/18/how-ocean-pollution-impacts-marine-life-and-all-of-us/.“Potential Well Water Contaminants and Their Impacts.” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, 23 Feb. 2018, www.epa.gov/privatewells/potential-well-water-contaminants-and-their-impacts.