Mariela’s Field Notes: ¡Siempre BUHA, UPR - Humacao!


Mariela Declet-Perez, a Project Lead of the DUNAS project, is back with another update from the field. Read about Mariela's meeting with a Coastal Geomorphology class at the University of Puerto Rico - Humacao.

¡Siempre BUHA, UPR- Humacao!

Always BUHA, UPR-Humacao!

No hay nada como ir al a universidad que te vio crecer como estudiante. Es un la UPR-Humacao que yo estudie Biología Marina, y tuve mi primera oportunidad de educar a las personas sobre los ecosistemas marinos de Puerto Rico bajo el programa de Sea Grant. La charla sobre el proyecto D.U.N.A.S. formo parte de la clase de Geomorfología de Costas ofrecida por la Dra. Deborah Parilla. Los estudiantes aprendieron sobre arqueología, pero a la misma vez les sirvió como repaso de su curso en la cual pudieron aplicar parte del conocimiento adquirido.

There is nothing better than going back to the university that saw you grow as a student. It was at this university that I studied Marine Biology and had my first opportunity to educate people through the Sea Grant program about the marine ecosystems we have on the island. The talk about the D.U.N.A.S. project was part of the Coastal Geomorphology class offered by Dr. Deborah Parrilla during this semester. The students learned about archaeology, and at the same time they reviewed and applied what they had been discussing in the class.

Estudiantes de Biología Marina en Humacao, su profesora la Dr. Deborah Parrilla y yo.

Some of the Marine Biology students from UPR- Humacao with their professor Dr. Deborah Parrilla and me.

Como parte de la discusión se enfatizó que el proyecto es un esfuerzo por promover la infraestructura verde en nuestras costas, dándoles así la oportunidad de una recuperación natural para así tener una barrera natural que proteja el ecosistema y sitios arqueológicos es nuestras costas. Esperamos contar con la integración de la Asociación Estudiantil de Biología Marina de Humacao para así proveer un espacio en el proyecto que los estudiantes de las diferentes universidades se conozcan y usen este proyecto como plataforma para futuros proyectos en conjunto con sus colegas de otros recintos.

Part of the discussion was about how to promote green infrastructure to our coasts, giving the system the opportunity to recuperate in a natural way, as a result having a natural barrier to protect the ecosystem and archaeological sites on the coasts. I hope the integration of the Student Association of Marine Biology of Humacao continues to provide the students a space in the project in which the students from different campuses meet and use this project as a platform to create future projects with their colleges from other campuses.

Revised by Astrid Declet

Learn more about the DUNAS project here.

www.climatesciencealliance.org/dunas

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