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Marine Policy and Advocacy
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Marine Policy and Advocacy is inspired by real-world examples, interactive activities, and targeted sustainable concepts with opportunities to practice the pillars of sustainability. This course incorporates hands-on learning strategies that help you connect deeply with the things you are most familiar with—your family, school, and community.

MPA students are encourage to apply critical thinking, analytical writing, and problem-solving strategies to real-world challenges while discovering the role of science in the growing area of sustainability.

 

Program goals:

  • Explore and understand the many complex and vital ways humans relate to and depend upon coastal and marine environments and resources

  • Think critically about how humans transform and manage maritime space and its components

  • Reflect seriously on issues, challenges, and solutions involving complex marine and coastal management and sustainability problems

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Instructor

Rob Markuske, NYHS Faculty rmarkuske@newyorkharborschool.org

Courses

Marine Policy and Advocacy 10

Marine Policy and Advocacy 11

Marine Policy and Advocacy 12

Career and Financial Management

Syllabus

10th Grade MPA Syllabus

11th Grade MPA Syllabus

12th Grade MPA Syllabus

12th Grade MPA Syllabus (Career and Financial Management)

Industry Recognized Summative Assessments

ARC GIS Learners gain problem-solving and communication skills through GIS education. Integrating information across disciplines via location reveals relationships between places and phenomena, which promotes understanding. Education mapping software inspires sharing and action. ArcGIS provides data integration, analysis, visualization, and storytelling capabilities uniquely engineered for data with a spatial component. Designed for interoperability, ArcGIS connects to other research toolkits to support open-source science.

Sustainability A comprehensive understanding of sustainability topics, including the economics of sustainability, government and sustainability, sustainable development, new technology, innovative sustainability approaches, sustainable design, and the emerging sustainability mindset. This certificate comprises the GEF Institute course: Advanced Concepts in Sustainability, located in Units 6-10 of Principles of Sustainability. Completing the course requirements for the Apprentice and Professional Certificates.

Sustainability Fellow This certificate denotes a robust and comprehensive understanding of sustainability topics, including the economics of sustainability, government and sustainability, sustainable development, new technology, innovative sustainability approaches, sustainable design, and the emerging sustainability mindset. This certificate comprises the GEF Institute course: Advanced Concepts in Sustainability, located in Units 6-10 of Principles of Sustainability. Completing the course requirements for the Apprentice and Professional Certificates (Units 1-5) are prerequisites for earning this certificate.

WEDG Associate WEDG® (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) Professionals are leaders reshaping waterfronts to promote resilience, ecology, and access. WEDG® (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) is a national rating system that recognizes developers and landowners for resilient, sustainable, and accessible waterfront projects.

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Description

Over the 3 year program, MPA students will:

  • Recognize, access and explain multiple complex human uses of the marine and coastal environments, resourcesmanagement and policy

  • Provide examples of strategies typically employed in marine and coastal management

  • Explain the importance of multidisciplinary holistic approaches for managing marine and coastal environments and resources

  • Assess the effectiveness of potential solutions to address complex marine and coastal management and sustainability problems

  • Apply the Public Trust Doctrine, Clean Water Act and other applicable statutes and regulations from state and City Marine & Environmental Policy

  •  Effectively utilize analytical, writing, and critical thinking skills to develop logical arguments supporting a point of view.

  •  Attend Lobbying, hearings and events related to the Albany and City Legislature

  •  Work with Pace University and faculty in the Marine Policy Law Program

  •  Partner with John Cronin on several issues and developments throughout the program

  •  Work with city and state stakeholders on providing policy change

  •  Learn basic computer & web-design, public speaking, writing, journalism skills and how to use data to support policy change

  •  Research, analyze and evaluate existing environmental law and policy

  •  Work with other Career and Technical education programs on understanding how environmental law and policy aids and/ or hinders their progress from many vantage points.

 

These skills will allow students to pursue college and begin to think about the fields of environmental education, environmental law, environmental journalism, environmental management, environmental ethics, environmental policy, environmental remediation, urban planning and design, marine biology, natural resources and sustainable development, zoology, and specialized areas like desert studies, international environmental politics, and sustainable development management.

https://harborpolicy.org

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