Marine Policy and Advocacy
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.
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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Over the 3 year program, MPA students will:
Recognize, access and explain multiple complex human uses of the marine and coastal environments, resources, management 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.