Lowell Lecture

Ocean Stewardship Spotlight: What does Adapting to Climate Change Look Like?

Date & Time

Oct. 9, 2014


IMAX Theater at New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf Boston, MA 02110
Driving Directions


Allie Goldstein, associate, Foreest Trends' Ecosystem Marketplace and Kirsten Howard, NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, NH Department of Environmental Services

Presenting Organization

New England Aquarium



What does adapting to climate change look like? In the summer of 2013, Allie Goldstein and Kirsten Howard set out on a cross-country road trip to answer that question. They met with farmers, city planners, climate scientists, rainwater harvesters, and a queen to find out what communities across the United States are doing to build resilience to climate impacts such as hotter temperatures, more extreme storms and droughts, and rising seas. Over three months, they visited 31 states and gathered 33 'stories of climate resilience' which were published on their blog, www.adaptationstories.com and in national news outlets. Allie and Kirsten will share some of these stories and the most important lessons they learned about how we can adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Reception to follow lecture in the IMAX Lobby.