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RSVP: In this interactive program you will discuss the social, economic, and environmental impacts of sea level rise in small virtual groups. ABOUT THIS EVENT How should communities build resilience for dealing with sea level rise in the coming decades? Nuisance flooding, or sunny day flooding, is increasing in the US. This is caused by sea level rise, which increases the risk to coastal communities with regular tidal flooding and higher storm surges during coastal storms. In this facilitated, interactive program you will explore the social, economic and environmental impacts of sea level rise, work with others to recommend resilience strategies, and learn about how participating in community science can help inform scientists about which communities are at risk for flooding. FEATURED SPEAKERS: Gayle Bowness - Coastal Resilience Program Manager at Gulf of Maine Research Institute IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW: This forum is intended for 18+ audience. This is a facilitated interactive discussion. We will be using the breakout room feature on Zoom for small group discussions. Please join on time, the Zoom room will close within the first 10 minutes. Please plan to stay for the duration of the program. Video and sound features will be turned on. You will be muted upon entry. You will be sent a Zoom link via Eventbrite prior to the meeting. For your best experience please join from a desktop computer or tablet. No prior knowledge is needed. If you would like to review the materials before the event, visit this website and read this background packet on sea level rise. Want to get involved in community science now? Go to to get started. This program was created in partnership with Northeastern University, Arizona State University, SciStarter, and NISE Network thanks to funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).