Module 2 Guided Reflection – Food and Water Security

Module 2 Guided Reflection

Traditionally, reflections were recorded in a journal and submitted to the instructor on paper at the end of the course. However, since this is an online course, your reflections can be embedded within Canvas for me to read as we progress through this course. You may want to compose this offline and then cut and paste it in.

The questions below are only intended to guide you through your reflections, so you do not necessarily need to address these topics. These are suggestions but I ask that you do stay on the course topics for your reflections. You may pick one of the topics below and discuss it thoroughly or you may come up with your own questions pertaining to what we have learned in this module.

Challenge yourself to think critically about the above theories and concepts. You may do your own research following the introduction to these (new?) concepts also. These reflections are private and only to be read between you and me and will remain as such throughout the course.

Guided Reflection Theme Suggestions:

  • Do Water Security and its related consequences, dimensions, ramifications, affect you personally?
  • How does water consumption play into your everyday life and lifestyle?
  • Are you more aware of the consequences of global warming on the water supply?
  • What will you personally do to conserve water for water security in relation to food production and consumption?
    • This could have to do with the types of food you purchase – less water consumptive foods
    • Water awareness in your household
    • Water lifestyle choices such as drive-through car washes, or keeping a less water-intensive front lawn like xeriscaping or growing a raised garden bed with flowers for bees
  • Have you been able to identify some of the environmental collaborations between First Nations, local groups, for food production, fish, or habitat restoration? Who are some of these funding agencies?
    • Have you personally visited or seen any areas that have been revitalized for fish production or habitat restoration? Where?
    • Have you ever tried canned Okanagan Select Sockey Salmon from the Okanagan River, sustainably grown and harvested right here in the Okanagan?
    • What types of fish do you eat? From where? And do you think your choices contribute to Climate Change adaptation or mitigation?

 

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