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wetlands ecology & coastal resilience
IN THIS ISSUE we highlight upcoming King Tide  events in South Florida and take a look back at October of last year. Read exciting news from Riverwoods Field Lab,  and watch our student spotlight video featuring  research on natural GHG emissions.
Let's connect at one of the upcoming events (see below) or  email me with questions or feedback.  In next month's issue:   Resilient Redesign .


Colin Polsky
Florida Center for Environmental Studies
Florida Atlantic University

FAU CES Student Spotlight: Environmental Geophysics Lab
FAU CES Student Spotlight: Environmental Geophysics Lab
What can greenhouse gases tell us?
Dr. Xaviar Comas' PhD candidate Matt McClellan investigates the spatial and temporal distribution of greenhouse gases in peat soils of the Everglades.

Matt talks about life since moving to Florida from Buffalo, New York and also has advice for students interested in geosciences.  If you're looking for a place to research wetlands ecology and play ice hockey, check out FAU - where students enjoy best of both worlds.

Riverwoods Field Lab
Riverwoods Field Lab
As the final phase of the world's largest river restoration gets underway, CES' Riverwoods Field Lab is proud to announce another cooperative agreement with its longtime partner, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). 
Under the agreement, Riverwoods Director  Loisa Kerwin has secured funding in the amount of $810,237 to continue managing Riverwoods' Research and Education Programs and staff. Since 2000 Ms. Kerwin, CES Assistant Director and Principal Investigator, has managed the lab, which supports SFWMD's research and delivers field-based, environmental education programs for university and K-12 students, teachers and adults.
King Tide 2015
King Tide 2015
2015 King Tide

In October 2015 when the waters were rising in Broward County, CES led a tour of flooded neighborhoods and climate change-impacted natural area and infrastructure to help raise visibility of both the coastal and inland vulnerabilities and response opportunities.

Palm Beach County experienced exceptionally high water levels, too. In this 1-minute video, John Morgan, Sustainability Officer for the  City of Delray Beach, shows through time-lapse photography how salt water rose through storm drains, providing a glimpse of how sea-level rise may more frequently impact the area.
2016 KING TIDE BRIEFING - October 17
Ted Deutch
at CES' 2016 SLR Summit

Congressman Ted Deutch, pictured at right, Mayor Jack Seiler and other elected officials will attend an onsite briefing about the areas in Broward expected to be affected by King Tide. 

Dr. Colin Polsky, director of FAU's Florida Center for Environmental Studies, will lead a team of experts to  explain the significance of extremely high tides and the related challenges for South Florida.
SEA LEVEL SOLUTIONS DAY - Sunday, October 16
Florida International University is teaming up with Eyes on the Rise, the Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience, and the CLEO Institute, to collect data on King Tides and flooding in the community at  Vizcaya Museum & Gardens RSVP HERE . Need more info? Contact   slsc@fiu.edu .
Temple Solel's Sea Level Solutions group will lead a community event in Hollywood. Residents will join speakers and scientists in documenting the effects of King Tide. More info HERE

RISING TIDES - Monday, October 17
The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce hosts a business leaders' tour. More info HERE

SPECIAL SCREENING - Wednesday, October 19
Adaptation Now presents Facing the Surge - a documentary short film on the costs of sea-level rise for the people of Norfolk, VA. Register HERE Watch the film trailer HERE

SPECIAL SCREENING - Thursday, October 27
The CLEO Institute will screen National Geographic's Years of Living Dangerously from Executive Producers James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger. RSVP HERE .

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Young people ages 18 and under, you could win a $100 iTunes gift card and raise awareness about sea-level rise.  Take a picture that captures the King Tide and tag your photo @sealevelrisesolutions   #SolelSeaRise  on Instagram.  Follow and visit @sealevelrisesolutions  for more information.
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