This new project Community’s RISE (Resilience In SLR Education), uses a holistic strategy to increase communities’ awareness of sea-level rise impacts along the Gulf.

The Community’s RISE 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)

Come together with your neighbors for a Community's RISE (Resilience In Sea-Level Rise Education) event. This community event will introduce residents to the basics of sea-level rise and flooding impacts, with a discussion of how we can be more prepared in our own community. During this informal dialogue residents have the chance to ask questions and discuss local action with their community leaders.
  • Past Community Connection Dialogues
    • Pensacola, Florida – Tuesday, May 3, 2022 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM.
    • Santa Rosa County, Florida – Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM.
    • Dixie County, Florida – Tuesday, September 6, 2022 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM.
    • Mobile, Alabama – Tuesday, October 20, 2022 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM.
    • Ocean Springs, Mississippi – Monday, January 23, 2023 from 5:30PM – 7:30PM
  • Coming Soon…
  • Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Gulfport, Mississippi
  • Dates for Pop-Ins TBD

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