Using goldenrod plants as a scientific and artistic tool to explore the history and impacts of legacy gold mine tailings in Nova Scotia

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dc.contributor.advisor Campbell, Linda M., 1970-
dc.creator Hill, Brittany
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-12T14:09:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-12T14:09:16Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/28921
dc.description 1 online resource (v, 41 pages) : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour)
dc.description Includes abstract and appendix.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 34-36).
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this project is to use the concept of Etuaptmumk Two-Eyed Seeing to discuss the history and impacts legacy gold mine tailings have on the environment. This was done through a plant bioaccumulation study, the outputs of which was simultaneously woven into a bio-art work output. The outcome of the bioaccumulation plant study revealed that goldenrod plants consistently bioaccumulated mercury and arsenic in the treatments. The flower buds having the lowest concentrations. By interweaving two seemingly separate fields of work, I am able to break down the barriers of Western thinking and show that incorporating different elements and views to a project is an important facilitator of conveying not only knowledge pertaining to an issue but also invoking a deeper understanding through visual outputs that can reach a larger audience and create a deeper connection to the topic. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.title Using goldenrod plants as a scientific and artistic tool to explore the history and impacts of legacy gold mine tailings in Nova Scotia en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Environmental Studies
thesis.degree.level Undergraduate
thesis.degree.discipline Environmental Studies
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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