Please see below a revised INSTRUCTION GUIDELINE FOR THE ASSIGNMENT

For this assignment, you will create and upload a concept map relating to previous research work on BISCAYNE NATIONAL PARKSCAPE. FOR REFERENCE, PLEASE USE the following attached documents: BISCAYNE National parks cape choice report document, BISCAYNE National parks cape timeline document , BISCAYNE National parks cape issues and opportunities document and SPECIFIC conservation issue confronting BISCAYNE National parks cape (e.g., poaching, creation of a dam, invasive species etc.) is most pressing with regard to the idea of sustainability in your parks cape, and what solutions (e.g., management plans or policy development) and/or parks cape opportunities (e.g., education or more sustainable energy use) are emerging/desired to mitigate this parks cape issue or threat.

The purpose of this assignment is to understand as well as explore the interconnectedness of ecological and social dimensions that relate to a specific BISCAYNE National parks cape threat and how park management is or is in the process of reducing the impacts associated with that particular threat. In your concept map, you will want to create bubbles/boxes and arrows with linking terms. The following components should be included in your concept map: a core issue or threat in the center of the concept map, BOTH ecological (vulnerabilities, changes, etc.) and social (relating to policies, communities, etc.) dimensions related to that threat, examples of potential park management strategies and/or sustainable solutions, and have social/ecological dimensions presented at multiple scales (local, national, global).

This assignment will require you to create a concept map using any software you would like. Here are a few examples of software that could be used to create your concept map: Bubbl.us – This website allows you to create diagrams as well.

The goal is to consider what themes, topics, and scales are most pertinent to BISCAYNE National parks cape threat and how they are linked. It is also an opportunity to determine whether you have all the necessary information to understand BISCAYNE National parks cape threat in a holistic manner, meaning that multiple angles are used to gain a better perspective. It might be helpful to remember that this concept map is helping you tell a story. This is The story of sustainability. Questions that would guide this story include ,for example: SOCIAL-BASED factors: Is sustainability enhanced by partnerships, or altered by a new policy? Do BISCAYNE National parks cape solutions/opportunities for management of the threat include working with multiple different public and/or private entities? Can policy be developed to reduce the BISCAYNE National parks cape threat? ECOLOGICAL-BASED factors: What ecological stressors are affecting BISCAYNE National park system? How are these social and ecological factors (ecological condition, stakeholder conflict, negotiation, partnerships, etc.) affecting the park’s response to these stressors? In other words, how do BOTH social and ecological factors tie together? What new approaches (both solutions and park opportunities are being taken, and are they working? Why or why not? What should be done in the future? By telling this story – usually one of change over time – we begin to see the parks cape as part of an unfolding narrative that is unique to that place (has a geography) but is also part of a global narrative about conservation. With that said, your concept map should include social and ecological dimensions (or aspects) that are specific to BISCAYNE National park.

Here are the key components you need to include in your concept map:

(1) 6+ ecological aspects,

6+ social aspects, and

3+ parks cape opportunities/solutions are needed in the concept map .

Use only a word or short phrase (less than 8 words) within each bubble/box b. Aspects must be presented at multiple different scales (i.e., local, regional, global) c. Ecological and social aspects are distinguished using two distinct colors (2) Parks cape issue is specific and clear, and presented in the center of the concept map (3) Name of parks cape is somewhere in concept map (does not have to be in a bubble/box) (4) There are 4 or more connections made between ecological and social aspects a. Connections between bubbles are clear and easy to understand (5) Terms alongside arrows that show direction of influence are provided for each connection Your concept map should focus on one main parks cape issue. Ultimately, this parks cape concept map will serve as the foundation of your video storyboard. In addition to the concept map itself, you will need to include a written explanation of what the concept map is showing. This should be a concise summary (100-150 words) of what the concept map shows–it should not bring in any new information. Make sure to provide examples of social and ecological aspects that relate to your parks cape threat as well as one or two solutions/opportunities that relate to park mitigation strategies in your response. Also, be sure to cite your sources! You should have full citations as well as in-text citations within your submission. (6) Write a 100-150 word summary paragraph that includes examples of ecological and social dimensions as well as solutions/opportunities for sustainable park initiatives from your concept map. a. Make sure to include in-text citations in this paragraph (7) Provide a reference list that includes at least 4 properly formatted citations