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Oregon Water Stories is a project designed by Professor Melissa Haeffner for the 2018 Freshman Inquiry class, Human/Nature at Portland State University. The goal of the project is to gather stories from around the state of Oregon that relates to the modern relationship between humans and water. Future classes will add new articles. Applied Linguistics professor Janet Cowal and her graduate students in the Critical Discourse Analysis class will be analyzing the data to advance our understanding of interactions with water among different cultural groups in Oregon. Stay tuned for updates!
Below are links to the portfolios of the students involved in the project. We would like to extend a special thank you to Environment Oregon. Environment Oregon is a statewide, non-profit environmental advocacy organization that works to protect clean air, clean water, and open spaces for all Oregonians. Thank you to Jackson Voelkel in the PSU Geography Department for building the interactive map on the Oregon Water Story website. Tyler Broman developed the website. The peer mentor for this section was Tatyana Stangell.
Click on the students’ name below to see their portfolio
Abdul Aziz Al Bulushi
Shadha Saif Hamed Al Kharusi
Zhixuan "Ella" Xiang