Class on November 14 2017

Grace presented the rubric for the final project, with allocated points for each section.
(1)Name(s) and ID(s), Date, Title (Project Identification) (10 Points)

(2)Abstract/Statement of The Problem (10 Points)
In a short paragraph (< 4 sentences) describe,
- Purpose of the activity/Problem you are assessing
- Location
- Measurement(s) made or instrumentation you would use
- potential results.

(3) Introduction (20 Points)
Describe the final project topic you chose - what you are doing
- (1,2)Conduct new survey of Narrow River to answer a question
- (3) Feasibility of aquaculture on Narrow River
- What do we know? Include any background information we already have i.e mooring data,
castaway data
- What would we like to know? What new data would we need, if any?
- Where- describe the setting (e.g., lower Narrow River, upper ponds, lower ponds, mouth, show
map if appropriate)
- Other information as suitable (such as background information on aquaculture),
- Why this work is important

(4) Methodology/Experimental Design Plan (20 Points)
Describe how you would carry out the survey/experiment (Either to address question(1) or (2)
decide on a location to place aquaculture)
- what data would you need?
- what measurements/data you are using?
- what instruments you are using?
- placement/arrangement of instruments?
- other information as suitable (e.g., sampling rates, sampling duration, time of year)

(5) Interpretation and Analyses (20 Points)
Here you demonstrate how you use the data.
- Describe potential causes/relationships of the anticipated results
- Provide any additional info (e.g., weather) that may support your interpretation.
- If you chose the aquaculture project, describe pros and cons to the location (locations) you
chose on the Narrow River that might be suitable for aquaculture. Use data to support your

(6) Summary and Conclusion (10 Points)
In brief words, summarize the findings of your survey (if you chose the aquaculture project,
describe why you chose the location you did). This should not be a simple repetition of things
listed in (3)—(5) or the abstract.

(7) References (10 Points)
References to other people's work (scientific papers, manuals, internet information, etc.) should
be listed here. Use appropriate style format (e.g., APA style) c.f.
Students were told to see the final project folder in Sakai for all materials relevant to the final project.

Questions from Rose: Would we get feedback on the individual draft paper?

What is the deadline for the draft paper?

Three people want to do the sill project: What would be the physical characteristic changes to the two ponds?

Discussion to include repercussions from stakeholders (Tragedy of the Commons)

Students broke into two groups and use the whiteboards to draw what they know about Narrow River, drawing a cross-section, overview and outlining temperature, salinity with depth and tidal amplitude with distance from the mouth.

After class thoughts:

They know where data are, they have ideas of depth and spatial characteristics, but they did not have geometry in their head, and it took a while for them to find the data they need from sakai or their reports

Castaways were data they gravitated to.

Perhaps in the future they should make data better organized in homework from the get-go.

Chris: for aquaculture give them a species for a specific area, i.e. force them to a specific area and let them sort out feasibility, consequences...

Chris: calculate to add flushing if under bridge is widened, or sill lowered, how much volume is involved in the change: water level, salinity changes, etc.

Let them think about flow

Kathy: What if there are no impact?