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Goals and Objectives

Goal

Students will be introduced to the idea of relocation of human landscapes in coastal environments due to repeated impacts from coastal hazards and continue to examine the rebuild versus retreat debate.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will:

  • investigate alternative methods for non-structural shoreline hazard mitigation, including managed retreat and multi-layered defenses;
  • explore the pros and cons, including cost-benefits of managed retreat case-studies and consider examples of communities facing retreat as an option and the factors leading to these decisions;
  • analyze hypothetical storm surge impacts on communities on the Louisiana coast from Google Earth and online tools;
  • formulate detailed recommendations for the future of a coastal community, using real examples from the Louisiana coast.

Lesson 8 Roadmap

Lesson 8 Roadmap
AssignmentLocation
To Read
  • For this module, you will need to read all of the required materials here on the course site.
  • In addition you should also read the following websites and make sure you are familiar with the content so you can complete the assignments and the active learning projects.

We need to retreat from the Beach (link is external)

Rebuild or Retreat from the Jersey Shore (link is external)

Climate Adaption Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) Restoration and Managed Retreat of Pacifica State Beach

Thinkprogress.org: Let it Flood

Managed realignment for coastal protection, UK

All on the Web. Click title of the reading to link to the material.
To Do

BLENDED CLASS

  • Complete Activate Your Learning online. There is nothing to submit.
  • Submit Formative and Summative Assessments in attached word documents
To Do

ONLINE ONLY

  • Complete Activate Your Learning online. There is nothing to submit.
  • Submit Summative Assessment using the Module 8 Lab Assessment.

These materials are part of a collection of classroom-tested modules and courses developed by InTeGrate. The materials engage students in understanding the earth system as it intertwines with key societal issues. The collection is freely available and ready to be adapted by undergraduate educators across a range of courses including: general education or majors courses in Earth-focused disciplines such as geoscience or environmental science, social science, engineering, and other sciences, as well as courses for interdisciplinary programs.
Explore the Collection »