Dartmouth, MA 02748
If you’re interested in salt marshes and climate change, then this is the program for you! This afternoon program blends professional speakers with salt marsh walks and lively dialogue.
Speakers include: Judith S. Weis, Professor Emerita of Biology, Rutgers University and Sam Whitin, New England Operations Manager/Scientist EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc.
- Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History. Enjoy a historical overview of Atlantic Coast salt marshes, the plants and animals that live there, the functions they perform, and how humans have altered them physically (including climate change), chemically, and biologically. Discussion will include marsh restoration and recovery.
- Salt Marsh Recovery – Sediment Dispersal Method. This informational session will describe the use of thin layer dispersal of sediment as a technique to build up marsh surface in response to sea level rise, focusing on engineering, permitting, and implementation challenges.
After and in between lectures, join us for a guided walk along the marsh at 1pm and another at 4pm. Each walk lasts approximately one hour.