Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Current The Journal of Marine Education
The ocean is inextricably linked to human societies. Climate change and its associated impacts to the aquatic environment pose problems for human communities as well. It is important for students and citizens to understand the changes they can expect to see on a local level, and prepare to respond to those impacts due to climate change. In this lesson, high school earth science students participate in a mock “stakeholder meeting” activity, where they role-play as land planners, emergency responders, and watermen, using climate change projections and county elevation information to create resilience plans for their communities in the year 2050.
STEM education, climate literacy, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, CBNERR
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Sharpe, Kristen and Nuss, Sarah, Assessing Resiliency in the Face of Sea-Level Rise (2019). Current The Journal of Marine Education, 33(2), 9-15.