beach walk & citizen science!

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20 January 2016, Sarah, Maddie & Astrid joined a beach walk on La Jolla Shores to explain extreme water level events, El Niño, sea level rise, and to introduce folks to the Urban Tides citizen science initiative. The Urban Tides Initiative and the walk are led by USC Sea Grant. Astrid Hsu is a Master of Advanced Studies student in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at SIO interested in science communication and the process of citizen science. She is helping gauge the success of the Urban Tides citizen science program through surveys and web-data analysis.


Linda Chilton of USC Sea Grant leads the beach walk along La Jolla Shores on 20 January 2016

Check out a wonderful blog that Astrid wrote about the beach walk here, and another one here!

Maddie Harvey gave a tour of the SIO pier and Sarah Giddings spoke briefly about sea level rise, El Niño, and what scientists are able to do with the photographic dataset collected via Urban Tides. We are still looking for participants, so please consider joining in this great citizen science project to document changes to our coastline (beaches, estuaries, cliffs, and infrastructure) throughout this winter!