For many college students, the summer after freshman year means heading home for jobs waiting tables, working at youth recreation programs or scooping ice cream at the beach snack bar. But after completing his first year at the University of Delaware, Sam Koeck came home to Connecticut to the kind of paid internship usually afforded only to students further along in college.
“Making Connections,” the theme of the Spring-Summer 2019 issue of Wrack Lines, focuses on how climate change is amplifying the many ways that people and nature are intertwined.
Connecticut Sea Grant’s Juliana Barrett was interviewed for a recent episode of The Full Story on WSHU Public Radio about beach resilience. Titled, “Can Beach Erosion Be Controlled?”
Anoushka Concepcion, aquaculture extension specialist with Connecticut Sea Grant, is interviewed about kelp farming by WHYY public radio station Reporter Alan Yu for an episode of the podcast, “The Ocean and Us.”
For anyone who assumes mosquitoes are just a nuisance, Michael Pacucilla has a sobering message.The director of health for the East Shore District Health Department, he shared a personal story about the serious consequences that can result from a bite by one of these ubiquitous insects.
Rapid temperature increases, more acidic waters and species shifts in Long Island Sound are among the findings of a Connecticut Sea Grant-supported study of 45 years of data collected by Project Oceanology.
The Connecticut Adaptation Academy and The Rockfall Foundation will be presenting a workshop titled, “Site Design and Green Infrastructure for Changing Weather Patterns,” from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 12.
With frequent downpours flooding many of the state’s coastal roads throughout the fall and into January – including the previous day – the workshop could hardly have had more relevance and timeliness.
Now in its second year, the Climate Corps class invites students to tackle this global challenge on local scales, methodically breaking it down into more manageable parts.
Legal Issues in the Age of Climate Adaptation III workshop on Jan. 25 will focus on the legal and physical challenges municipalities are facing due to road flooding from extreme high tides and sea level rise.