This interactive map and citizen science project allows students to examine images and a map of flooding instances in New Jersey.
The site allows for participants to explore other photo submissions and submit their own photos of high water events occurring in their community.
This resource allows students to recognize the impacts of climate change in their local communities.
Students have the opportunity to collect their own data and contribute to a citizen science project.
Participants who submit their own photos must register to create a free account.
Prior understanding or investigations about tides and "King Tides" may be helpful when examining this resource.
Cross-curricular connections can be made using the data in this resource to discuss environmental justice and the ways in which climate change can have unequal impacts on different communities.
Science or engineering classes could examine this resource and then challenge students to develop solutions to mitigate flooding.
This resource can be paired with this video about sea level rise in Massachusetts and this article about solutions for keeping communities safe from coastal flooding.
This resource documents photo galleries of King Tides, an exceptional flood event that occurs during a full or new moon cycle between May 24-26 every year. It is a good step taken by scientists and climate activists to capture current coastal flood risks to develop management strategies for impending flood events in New Jersey. This is recommended for teaching.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Geography
D2.Geo.2.6-8 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions, and changes in their environmental characteristics.
D2.Geo.2.3-5 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their environmental characteristics.
D2.Geo.2.9-12 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions and their political, cultural, and economic dynamics.
Dimension 3: Gathering and Evaluating Sources
D3.1.6-8 Gather relevant information from multiple sources while using the origin, authority, structure, context, and corroborative value of the sources to guide the selection.