Sandy Myths Demystified
Last week, on Wednesday, April 16th, high school students from PS 308 and Scholar’s Academy took part in the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance’s living classroom program at the MoMA PS1 dome. The purpose was to learn more about the myths surrounding Storm Sandy. For many it was the first time they were learning about climate change so close to the damaged shoreline.
In the first lesson students each created a protective barrier for the Rockaway shoreline, and presented their work to share what they learned.
“Since Storm Sandy, students seem to be more interested in discussing climate change and how to make coastal communities like the Rockaways more resilient. The conversations that have been coming out of these classes are proving that there might just be lessons learned from this terrible tragedy. Students are sharing firsthand accounts of the storm and considering sustainable solutions being used all over the world to better prepare us for future storms. I’m not sure before the storm that there would have been this interest”, commented RWA educator Keneisha Turner.
Rockaway Waterfront Alliance has been hosting educational programs for public schools in the MoMA PS1 dome every Wednesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Teachers interested in bringing their students to the dome for this program can email RWA at: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a class.