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Capstone Project Stage 4

Strategies for Sustainability and Final Presentation

You've now completed the content modules for the Future of Food course. In this final stage of the capstone project, you'll put together your final group presentation which will present your assessment of the current status of your assigned regional food system, projections for future scenarios of increased human population growth and increased temperatures in your region, and your proposed strategies to enhance the resilience and sustainability of your region's food systems.

Stage 4 is broken down into two parts. Stage 4a is the last piece of data gathering and research that you need to do. Stage 4b is the preparation of your final presentation, which will summarize the data and information you've gathered in stages 1, 2, 3, and 4a.

What to do for Stage 4a?

  • Download and complete the CapstoneProject_Stage4a.docx worksheet that contains a table summarizing the data you need to collect to complete this stage. Remember, you need to think deeply about each response and write responses that reflect the depth of your thought as informed by your research.
  • Add questions and continue to research the questions in your word file.
  • Keep track of all of the resources and references you use.
  • Add relevant data, maps, and figures to your PowerPoint file

Stage 4b – Final Presentation

Your final presentation should address the following topics associated with your assigned region:

  1. Assessment of current status of regional food system
    • a. include climate, water, soils, nutrients, crops, agricultural practices, existing food systems
  2. Discussion of future scenarios
    • a. what are projections for regional human population growth?
    • b. what are projections for temperature increases in your assigned region?
  3. The resilience of the current system to future projections
    • a. given the current status of the region's food system, how resilient will the system be in the face of the projects changes in human population and temperature?
  4. Strategies for sustainability and resilience
    • a. propose strategies for increasing the sustainability and resilience of your assigned region's food systems in the face of the projected human population growth and increased temperatures.



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These materials are part of a collection of classroom-tested modules and courses developed by InTeGrate. The materials engage students in understanding the earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues. The collection is freely available and ready to be adapted by undergraduate educators across a range of courses including: general education or majors courses in Earth-focused disciplines such as geoscience or environmental science, social science, engineering, and other sciences, as well as courses for interdisciplinary programs.
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