Students Help Cities Plan for Sea Level Rise

An exciting new science education and digital storytelling project is being piloted this king tide season!  High school science students in San Francisco Bay Area schools will learn about sea level rise in the classroom, and then document how their own communities will be impacted in the future.  The data that students gather will be used by…

Island Nations Already Impacted by King Tides

In coastal areas around the globe, “king tides” – the highest high tides of the year – can offer a glimpse of the future when sea level rise will impact coastal cities and towns.   For many low-lying island nations, however, the king tides of today are more than just a glimpse of problems to…

Nuisance Flooding an Increasing Problem, Finds NOAA

A new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finds that, “Nuisance flooding” — which causes public inconveniences such as frequent road closures, overwhelmed storm drains, and compromised infrastructure — has increased on all three U.S. coasts, between 300 and 925 percent since the 1960s”.  To read the full report, click here.

Snap the Tides with the Exploratorium on Jan 29!

Want to learn about tides, San Francisco Bay, and sea level rise? Join the Exploratorium and the California King Tides Project for a photodocumentary walk! Meet us at 9am at the Wave Organ (83 Marina Green Dr, SF, CA 94123), which is an awesome Exploratorium installation that makes music with the sea. Walk with us…