Document Type

Article

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

Summer 2019

Journal

Current The Journal of Marine Education

Volume

33

Issue

2

First Page

9

Last Page

15

Abstract

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.

Keywords

STEM education, climate literacy, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, CBNERR

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