Even as an unconventional school year came to a close, our high school ambassadors remain committed to helping us research and share information about natural hazards and mitigation for our CREATE Resilience project. The ambassadors describe their efforts in this short video:
As they mention in the video, the ambassadors have created a set of 9 informational cards describing natural hazards relevant to our region and strategies for preparing for and mitigating those hazards. These cards will be distributed in municipal offices, businesses, community centers, schools, and other public spaces soon. In the meantime, we have created a virtual resiliency tour highlighting how a variety of people and organizations have implemented mitigation strategies to address local hazards (Take the tour! Visit our CREATE Resilience project page and scroll to the bottom). If you need a change of scenery, this virtual tour will take you to several sites in the Easton, Wilson, and Bangor school district areas.
Finally, preparedness and natural hazards are issues interconnected with climate change. Building on the energy of our ambassadors, we will host the first annual Youth Climate Summit of the Lehigh Valley on July 8th and 9th, open to all high school students. (https://nurturenaturecenter.org/youth-climate-summit-of-the-lehigh-valley/)
Thanks to our 14 CREATE ambassadors for all their efforts!