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)