Undergraduate Student Learning

Interviews with T2GS Scholars

The T2GS project has a unique component of undergraduate learning through the University of California, Santa Cruz. Through a class based in global approaches to water justice, undergraduate students gained skills in conducting research and got involved in the process of research-based learning. Students developed and conducted interviews with international scholars working on the T2GS project and wrote a descriptive synopsis based on a discussion of their work on groundwater sustainability.

Fall 2019

Winter 2020

Students, instructors, and guests from the UCSC classes on water justice in Fall 2019 (left) and Winter 2020 (right)

Left: Reilly Thomson, Alfred Riley, Giselle Wendt, Anna Geiger, Kira Cragun-Rehders, Sheeva Sabati, Marcus Mendiola, and Lowe Börjeson
Right: Linnea Beckett, Katia Hise, Taylor Mcclintic, Jenica Hierman, Francisca Verduzco Moreno, Michelaina Johnson, and Alyssa Najera

Field Trips & Research

As part of the research-based learning of the class, students visit the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency (PVWMA) in Watsonville to hear from Marcus Mendiola about groundwater access, scarcity, infrastructure, and sustainability locally. 

Harkins Slough Facility Pajaro Valley_Ph

Harkins Slough Facility Pajaro Valley. (Credit: Lowe Börjeson - February 11, 2020)

Overlooking Collage Lake basin Pajaro Va

Overlooking College Lake Basin, Pajaro Valley, California. (Credit: Lowe Börjeson - November 11, 2019)

Harkins Slough Pajaro Valley_Photo by Lo

Harkins Slough Pajaro Valley. (Credit: Lowe Börjeson - February 11, 2020)

Strawberries growing in the Pajaro Valle

Strawberries growing in the Pajaro Valley, California. (Credit: Lowe Börjeson - February 11, 2020)

Water recycling facility Pajaro Valley C

Water recycling facility, Pajaro Valley, California. (Credit: Lowe Börjeson - February 11, 2020)