Finding Common Ground: A Workshop on Communicating about Sea Level Rise
With over 100,000 people living in areas that are at risk from three feet of sea level rise in San Mateo County, it is important to involve all community members in helping to find solutions to the impacts of sea level rise.
Through this workshop, attendees will learn from climate change communications experts Cara Pike of Climate Access and Dr. Susanne Moser about effective ways to find common ground and work collectively. The workshop will share results from the Look Ahead San Mateo sea level rise visualization project and will provide tools and methods to assist attendees in engaging others in taking action and preparing for sea level rise.
Attendees will also hear about the results of the Sea Change SMC vulnerability assessment, an effort that's part of the County's long-term resilience strategy to ensure our communities, ecosystems, and economy are prepared for climate change. The goal of the assessment is to identify vulnerable assets on the bay and coast side of the San Mateo County peninsula, determine types of impacts, issue initial recommendations on adaptation measures, and improve flooding and sea level rise mapping.
This workshop is a part of Look Ahead - San Mateo, a program produced by Climate Access in conjunction with Sea Change SMC and funded by FEMA, in partnership with the County of San Mateo Office of Sustainability's Sustainability Academy.
Date: Saturday, March 25th, 2017
Time and Location: 10:00am-2:00pm at County Center. 455 County Center, Redwood City, CA. 1st floor, Room 101.
1. Am I eligible to enroll in the workshop?
You must be a resident, business owner, employee, or student located within San Mateo County. If you need ADA accommodations, please contact us four (4) business days prior to the first class you will be attending.
2. What should I bring to the workshop?
Notepad, pen/pencil and enthusiasm to learn!
3. Will food/beverages be provided at the workshop?
Yes, lunch will be provided at the workshop.
4. Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact the Program Coordinator at email@example.com or at 650-599-1498 / 1-888-442-2666.
5. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the workshop?
No, registration for the workshop is sufficient to attend. The instructor will have the list of participants who signed up for the workshop.