Raising Awareness About Rising Sea Levels:
Coastal Education Program,
Liz Duff,
Education Coordinator
Mass Audubon’s
Salt ...
Essex,	
  MA	
  
Flooding	
  Main	
  St.	
  Essex,	
  
Feb.	
  26,	
  2010	
  
Local	
  Businesses	
  in	
  Essex	
  are	
  
already	
  at	
  risk	
  to	
  storm	
  surges.	
  
Pictured:	
  Storm	
  of...
Climate	
  Change	
  	
  
Course	
  for	
  Teachers	
  
Manchester	
  
Essex	
  Green	
  
Team	
  

Gulf	
  of	
  Maine	
  InsItute	
  

Trails	
  and	
  Sails	
  	
  
Event	
  
Gloucester	
  	
  
High	
  School	
  
2	
  meters	
  
1	
  meter	
  
Storm	
  surges	
  during	
  Superstorm	
  Sandy	
  
reached	
  	
  over	
  14	
  feet	
  (=4	
  meters)	
  in	
  
New	
  ...
Conomo	
  Point	
  with	
  10	
  Ft	
  Storm	
  Surge	
  

hUp://sealevel.climatecentral.org/	
  
Marlaina	
  Fulmer	
  
Manchester	
  Essex	
  	
  High	
  School	
  
Green	
  Scholar	
  	
  2013	
  
Sea	
  Level	
  Rise...
ESSEX SEA LVEL RISE
These are the vulnerable places in Essex if the water rises 2 meters+
High	
  Risk	
  	
   •  Essex- S...
Sea level rise symposium education
Sea level rise symposium education
Sea level rise symposium education
Sea level rise symposium education
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Sea level rise symposium education

  1. 1. Raising Awareness About Rising Sea Levels: Coastal Education Program, Liz Duff, Education Coordinator Mass Audubon’s Salt Marsh Science Project PIE LTER Education Representative   Thanks to funding from New England Biolabs Foundation  
  2. 2. Essex,  MA  
  3. 3. Flooding  Main  St.  Essex,   Feb.  26,  2010  
  4. 4. Local  Businesses  in  Essex  are   already  at  risk  to  storm  surges.   Pictured:  Storm  of  Feb.  26,  2010.  
  5. 5. Climate  Change     Course  for  Teachers  
  6. 6. Manchester   Essex  Green   Team   Gulf  of  Maine  InsItute   Trails  and  Sails     Event  
  7. 7. Gloucester     High  School  
  8. 8. 2  meters   1  meter  
  9. 9. Storm  surges  during  Superstorm  Sandy   reached    over  14  feet  (=4  meters)  in   New  York  October  2012  
  10. 10. Conomo  Point  with  10  Ft  Storm  Surge   hUp://sealevel.climatecentral.org/  
  11. 11. Marlaina  Fulmer   Manchester  Essex    High  School   Green  Scholar    2013   Sea  Level  Rise  Project    
  12. 12. ESSEX SEA LVEL RISE These are the vulnerable places in Essex if the water rises 2 meters+ High  Risk     •  Essex- Sewage goes to Gloucester; sewage treatment plant is in a vulnerable area.   (0-­‐2m)   •  15+ businesses on Main St.   •  At least 47 residences beyond Clammer’s Beach will be cut off when road floods   •  Main Street transportation   •  Marsh: Habitat and protection for the town- sediments are important.   Medium   •  Community uses of Conomo Point: Parking for Clammer’s , 2 boat risk  (3-­‐5)   launches, future park   •  Eastern Ave ( point near Farnhams)   Low  Risk   •  1+ residences on Main St.   (6+)   •  Ball fields behind town hall (MERHS baseball team) and playground   •  Potential hazards to water quality with flooding downtown   •  Cultural and historical importance of Main St. and businesses thereà Fried clams and boat building  

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