This new project uses a holistic strategy to increase communities’ awareness of sea-level rise impacts along the Gulf.
The Environmental Literacy Program (ELP) project will enable residents and municipalities to prepare for current and future flood risks and associated sea-level rise hazards.
It will work to support enhanced resilience via three avenues, thought of as the legs of a stool:
- Connect municipal officials with informed constituents who want to actively support sea-level rise resilience activities (Connection Dialogues)
- Increase capacity for science and social studies high school educators to include a solutions-focused sea-level rise curriculum in their courses (SLR in the Classroom)
- Increase awareness of sea-level rise and associated risks among sectors of the community previously unengaged in sea-level rise science and resilience (Pop-Ins)
Save the Dates!
- SLR in the Classroom educator workshops:
- Texas at Mission-Aransas NERR* – July 25-27, 2022
- Louisiana at Audubon Nature Institute – March 19, 2022. Register for the LA workshop here: https://slrintheclassroomla.eventbrite.com
- Mississippi at Grand Bay NERR – June 28 2022. Register for the MS workshop here: https://slrintheclassroomms.eventbrite.com
- Alabama at Weeks Bay NERR* – June 15-16, 2022
- NW Florida at Apalachicola NERR – June 23, 2022
- SW Florida at Rookery Bay NERR* – July 13-15, 2022
*Workshop as part of a Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) workshop. This is a research and field-based training program provided by the national estuarine research reserves.
- Dates for Connection Dialogues and Pop-Ins TBD