Title

Republic of the Marshall Islands: How Environmental Concerns Impact Daily Life

Presenter Information

Colin Moore

Department

History and Political Science

Major

History/Education

Research Advisor

Ahmad, Diana L., 1953-

Advisor's Department

History and Political Science

Funding Source

Dr. Diana L. Ahmad and Dr. Robert B. Stone

Abstract

In the Pacific Ocean region of Micronesia there is an island group known as the Republic of the Marshall Island. There are over 59,000 Marshallese people living on 1,225 islands and atolls. The purpose of this research was to learn about the Marshallese traditions and culture, and bring awareness to the environmental concerns that impact daily life. The Marshallese people have a history that dates back to approximately 1000 BC. As early voyagers they were among some of the best navigators in the world. Land ownership is a unique social organization that ties families together. Now their daily lives are focused on protecting this traditional culture from devastating environmental threats to their future generations. Global warming and nuclear testing have threatened this Island group’s future. This research intends to raise awareness of these environmental concerns and urge industrialized nations to get involved.

Biography

Colin Moore is a senior at UMR studying History/Education. He is the son of Mike and Kathy and is from Belleville, IL. He attended Southwestern Illinois College for two years where he played baseball. He also plays baseball at UMR.

Research Category

Humanities/Social Sciences

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Document Type

Poster

Presentation Date

12 Apr 2006, 1:00 pm

Comments

Joint project with Catherine Kuzmeski

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Republic of the Marshall Islands: How Environmental Concerns Impact Daily Life

In the Pacific Ocean region of Micronesia there is an island group known as the Republic of the Marshall Island. There are over 59,000 Marshallese people living on 1,225 islands and atolls. The purpose of this research was to learn about the Marshallese traditions and culture, and bring awareness to the environmental concerns that impact daily life. The Marshallese people have a history that dates back to approximately 1000 BC. As early voyagers they were among some of the best navigators in the world. Land ownership is a unique social organization that ties families together. Now their daily lives are focused on protecting this traditional culture from devastating environmental threats to their future generations. Global warming and nuclear testing have threatened this Island group’s future. This research intends to raise awareness of these environmental concerns and urge industrialized nations to get involved.