The Town of Barnstable Growth Management Department is participating
in a study with partners at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Science Impact Collaborative, the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine
Research Reserve and the Consensus Building Institute to test an
innovative way to help coastal communities understand and prepare for
the potential impacts of climate change.
During this interactive workshop, participants will engage in a mock
negotiation about how to deal with flooding risk in a coastal community
similar to Cape Cod towns. Participants are given realistic scientific
information to help them decide how they might go about addressing
potential climate change impacts.
Data collected from this workshop will help MIT researchers evaluate
the effectiveness of role-play simulations as a tool for educating the
public about climate change risks and possible ways of managing them.
The results will help Barnstable and Cape Cod to better manage long-term
vulnerability to climate change.
Follow the link for more information and to register: