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Public Lab River Rat Pack

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"Undergraduate and graduate students in the spring 2016 seminar Public Lab River Rat Pack joined assistant professor Derek Hoeferlin on a series of anti-drone expeditions along the Mississippi River, conducting radical fieldwork that exposed the complicated relationship of the St. Louis region to the river. Braving the fickle St. Louis spring weather, students took multiple trips into the field to document the conditions of the river, from flood stage at the start of the semester through the transitions that occurred over the course of the next three months." (Article found here at wustl.edu)

Location

St. Louis, Missouri at nine sites along the Mississippi River, the Missouri River, and the River des Peres.

Goals and Motivations

The main goal of this project was to question and document the lack of access by the public to the rivers. Some of the things the group was also interested in exploring include the difference between high and low river stages, the intensity of industrial uses along the rivers, and the ecological areas.

People who are involved

Professor @derekhoeferlin and 12 students from Washington University in St. Louis

What are we working on now:

This project is wrapped up now! But you can read about how the group took the findings and presented them at Givens Hall for an exhibition of photography. Read about the exhibition here!

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Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Rachel Lefevre @rnlefevre over 3 years ago 0
Public Lab River Rat Pack-St. Louis-Nina @ninalang over 3 years ago 0
Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Amanda Malone @amandamalone over 3 years ago 0
Public Lab River Rat Pack—St. Louis – Xiaoxin Cao @Xiaoxin over 3 years ago 0
Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis – Xiaoqing Qin @Xiaoqing over 3 years ago 0
Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Molly Chaney @mchaney over 3 years ago 0
Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Micah Stanek @micahs over 3 years ago 0
Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Rory Thibault @rthibault over 3 years ago 0
Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Katie Haas @Kahaas10 over 3 years ago 0
Public Lab River Rat Pack -- St. Louis -- Exhibition @derekhoeferlin over 3 years ago 4
Melvin Price Locks and Dam_Balloon Mapping @jvanecek over 3 years ago 2
Forest Park_Art Hill_Kite Mapping @jvanecek over 3 years ago 0
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Activities we’ve done in our project

The team mapped and took over 28,000 photographs of nine sites for this project.

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Activities should include a materials list, costs and a step-by-step guide to construction with photos. Learn what makes a good activity here.

Data

Here are some of the maps the maps students produced:

Melvin Price Locks Dam




https://mapknitter.org/embed/melvin-price-locks-dam_balloon-mapping

North Riverfront Cotton Belt




https://mapknitter.org/embed/north-riverfront_cotton-belt

North Riverfront Cotton Belt 2




https://mapknitter.org/embed/north-riverfront_cotton-belt

Chain of rocks




https://mapknitter.org/embed/chain-of-rocks


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