CASEY MERKLE


About
   
    Casey Merkle is a nature-culture-sustainability scholar from the Rhode Island School of Design, an educator, and artist. Her research dives into watery landscapes, bridging human perception and our representations of space. Casey has an MA in Nature-Culture-Sustainability Studies from RISD, and a BA in Biology from Lawrence University.

    Currently, Casey is a part-time educator at the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council. She is also a research assistant for the STEW-MAP project with RISD, Brown, and the SNEP Network, EPA. She is the project manager for RIFMA, in the process of planning their Annual Meeting and Conference. And, she is an LCI certified bike safety trainer.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


How do you define the watershed?

Individual representations of the Blackstone River watershed and their roles in collaborative watershed governance

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Spring 2022




Self-reported effects of the covid-19 pandemic on stewardship organizations and their activities in southeast New England, USA

Keywords: environmental stewardship, Covid-19, environmental governance, resilience, public space

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Winter 2022


Mapping the Woonasquatucket River

I considered toxic pollutants as part of the map. Combining elements from the river, including zooplankton, plant matter, and time.

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Winter 2021


Watermarks

Speaking of water, here are works that accompanied my thinking between Fall 2020 and Spring 2022.

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2020-2022



Counter-cartography in watery spaces

Hydrology, time, landscape, roads, space, water.

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Fall 2020 - Spring 202



“A brook overtime“

This animation traces the shape of Canterbury Brook in Boston as it changes over 100 years.

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Winter 2020


“Sounds of Canterbury Brook”
Summer 2020



The End of the Great Lakes and Aquatic Invasive Species

A reflection piece and brief overview on the history and present use of the words, invasive species in the Great Lakes region.

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Winter 2020





Oysters

A million little tongues. Filtering away.

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Fall 2020



Bee dance

What it is to be a bee, dancing with each other in a form of conversation.

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Winter 2020




To be continued...