We’re joining community partners to increase awareness of sea-level rise and associated risk through fun outreach activities.
Status: Active

Welcome to our Pop-In page! If we met you at a Pop-In event, we’re glad to see you again. We’ve compiled resources here so you can learn more about future flooding impacts and how you can be part of building community resilience.

What’s a Pop-in? These are community outreach events filled with games and activities to learn about future flooding and the impacts on the community. We’re working across Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle in 2023 and early 2024 with community partners to host these events! If you haven’t attended a Pop-In event, check out our schedule of upcoming events at the bottom of the page. Or if you have a community event you’d like to see us at please email info@placeslr.org to request a Pop-In.

Want to take the next step to building a more flood resilient community? Explore these resources to learn more and share with your friends and neighbors!

Make your own rain garden

Learn more about constructing a rain garden with native plants from Mississippi State University Extension here!

Virtual Reality – explore coastal high tide and storm surge flooding with future sea-level rise

Coming soon! Coastal residents are no stranger to coastal flooding and storm surge but with rising seas, these hazards are worsening. Check out spots you know along the northern Gulf Coast and explore what future flooding looks like at those locations.

Learn more about living shorelines

About living shorelines – from the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

Low Impact Design on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Want to see examples of Low Impact Design right here on the MS Gulf Coast? Check out this StoryMap from the MSU Gulf Coast Design Studio to explore projects in our region. You’ll see real life examples of some of the ideas you learned about at the Pop-In event!

Upcoming Events

March 24 – Alabama School of Math and Science (open to students and staff only)
April 18 – Pensacola Public Library (2-4pm)

Project Acknowledgements

Pop-ins are just one part of the larger Community’s RISE project. Community’s RISE is funded by NOAA ELP award #NA20SEC0080010.

Project Team
Mississippi State University Extension
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
University of South Alabama
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium

Community Partners – Thanks to these community organizations partnering to host Pop-Ins in your community!
League of Women Voters of Mobile
Alabama School of Math & Science
Ocean Springs Environmental Alliance
Pensacola 350
Pensacola & Perdido Bays Estuary Program

Mississippi Coastal Cleanup & Mississippi Inland Cleanup
Gulf Coast Design Studio

University of Florida/IFAS