A lesson plan for participants to learn about different ways that sea-level rise impacts coastal communities, as well as about actionable solutions for all ages.
In this tumbling tower game, each removed block represents an impact to the community caused by sea-level rise and each block added represents a community solution. During play, participants will learn about different ways, both big and small, that sea-level rise impacts coastal communities, as well as about actionable solutions for all ages. The tower represents different components in your community that support your family and neighbors, such as fresh water, roads, hospitals, and wetlands. As sea-level rise continues to impact the Gulf Coast, these different components are also impacted, sometimes resulting in difficulties for your community. Your tower, and community, can be stable with a few impacts. But too many impacts become a problem and may lead to imbalance. By playing, students – our future coastal resilience planners – will become familiar with sea-level rise and learn how they can work towards community solutions. A prepared community is better able to face future impacts, allowing them to thrive and grow.
|Lesson Topic||Sea-level rise and community solutions|
|Activity Summary||A tumbling tower game, where each removed block represents an impact to the community caused by sea-level rise and each block added represents a community solution.|
|Objectives|| Participants will be able to:|
– Explain the two main causes of sea-level rise.
– Describe community impacts resulting from sea-level rise.
– Determine potential solutions they can lead or take part in.
|Age Range||All audiences|
|Time Required||20 minutes|
|Materials||Tumbling tower game with colored ends|