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Flood Management / Building Resilience Workshop - Wed, Aug 8, 2018 - 10:00 am - noon – WHRO (9:30 am – 10:00 am – registration/continental breakfast)

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

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Flood Management / Building Resilience Workshop

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

10:00 am - noon  – WHRO (9:30 am – 10:00 am – registration/continental breakfast)

LOCATION:  WHRO Teleconference Center

5200 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23508

PRESENTER:  Tom Spencer, Engineering Instructor
Grassfield Governor's STEM Academy, Chesapeake

DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS:

Background – In 2017 Hampton Roads conducted Catch The King - the largest ever citizen science project to map tidal flooding on the east coast of the United States.  Data collected during the King Tide – an alignment of the Earth, Moon and high tide - through the Sea Level Rise app is now being used by scientists at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) to “ground truth” theoretical models of tidal inundation.  Data that modeled flooding accurate to within thirty feet is now accurate to within a foot.

Schools Flood Mapping Overview – During the 2018-19 school year approximately 50 high school classrooms across WHRO's nineteen member school divisions will be selected to receive $500.00 stipends to participate in an initiative to map flooding on school campuses and throughout neighborhoods. (Please click here for details and please note that classes that are not selected to receive stipends can still participate in the project and are encouraged to do so.) We will identify “Trouble Spots” through the Sea Level Rise app that flood, cause traffic to be impeded or cause standing water to collect resulting in a variety of flooding hazards. You drop a pin and take a picture using your hand-held device with a data plan through the Sea Level Rise app. Pictures can also be annotated to “tell the story” of the flooding that is observed.

What to Expect at the Workshop - Teachers attending the workshop will receive live, hands-on training using the Sea Level Rise Citizen Science Mapping app.  We will also introduce teachers to strategies that can be used in the community and the schools to develop resilience to tidal and non-tidal flooding.  We will look at lesson plans and resources that can expand students' understanding of resilience efforts and strategies for connecting with resources in the community that can reinforce what is taught in the classroom.

What to Bring – A device (cell or tablet) with a mobile data plan will be required.  Sunscreen, and layers of adjustable clothing as we will be inside in the cold AC and outside in the heat.

Teachers who participate in this training can apply http://education.whro.org/kingtide/application to receive $500.00 stipends for each class that's selected.  Please visit the FAQ http://education.whro.org/kingtide/faq for more information.

Questions can be directed to floodmapping@whro.org.


Flood Mapping – Building Resilience in Our Communities is made possible in part with funding from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation (
http://www.hamptonroadscf.org) and the Batten Environmental Education Initiative (https://environment.whro.org).

 

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