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ALL Multi-Session Course: Impacts of Climate Change on the Mid-Shore Delmarva Peninsula

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Impacts of Climate Change on the Mid-Shore Delmarva Peninsula
With Bart Merrick (NOAA), Suzanne Skelley (NOAA), and Matt Whitbeck (USFWS)
Date: Two sessions on Fridays, April 14, 21
Time: 10:00–11:30am
Location: Van Lennep Auditorium, CBMM Campus

Course Description:

Session 1:
Effects of Climate Change on Maryland and Mid-Shore Delmarva
Bart Merrick and Suzanne Skelley
What changes can we expect in Maryland and specifically in the Mid-Shore of Delmarva because of climate change? Bart Merrick and Suzanne Skelley will present information from a biological perspective as well as what changes may occur to infrastructure and the economic sectors. Community activities will be discussed and resources provided so that participants may explore further on their own.

Session 2:
Effects of Rising Sea Level on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Matt Whitbeck
Matt will describe the impacts that sea level rise has had on Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, some of the factors driving these changes, and potential strategies for adaptation. The Chesapeake is one of the Nation’s most vulnerable areas, and Blackwater provides an excellent case study for the examination of how sea level rise impacts habitats and wildlife. Matt will describe strategies being pursued to ensure sustainability of the marshes and the species which rely upon the marsh habitat.

Members $20 | Non-Members $30


April 14
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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