The Intersection of Past and Present

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Graduation Date

5-2021

Document Type

Professional Paper

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

School or Department

Journalism

Abstract

Science often faces a crossroad between the past and present. Ever changing technology allows us to make new discoveries while at the same time, elements from past cultures need preserving. The three stories in this portfolio all highlight the intersection of past and present and how they can coexist. The first story focuses on a technological breakthrough that allows local researchers to better understand nocturnal migrations using acoustic monitoring. The second story explains the controversial Mayan Train project moving through South America and the implications for the economy, environment and culture. The final piece captures how members of the Blackfeet reservation are integrating traditional star stories in the classroom to teach western science to students from kindergarten through college.

Keywords

Past, Present, Journalism, Montana, Mexico, Birds

Subject Categories

Agriculture | Forest Sciences | Ornithology | Poultry or Avian Science

The Intersection of Past and Present

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