Hurricane Risk and Resilience for Staten Island, NY

Alan Benimoff, CUNY College of Staten Island
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Students will analyze the hurricane hazard and associated risk for Staten island.

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Learning Goals

Content/concepts goals

Students will be able to study a documented hurricane prone area by using current maps and other materials. They will use their critical thinking skills and synthesis of ideas in order to investigate resiliency in these hurricane prone areas. Students will use their oral and written skills in this course.

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Context for Use

Type and level of course
This is an activity for a general education course. This is well suited for any planet earth, physical geology course or Natural Disaster course.

Skills and concepts students should have mastered
Students will work with topographic maps and digital elevation models(DEM'S) prior to this lab.

How the activity is situated in the course
This is a stand alone alone exercise.

Description and Teaching Materials

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References and Resources

Coastal and Social Resiliency Initiatives for Tottenville Shoreline,Staten Island, NY
Environmental Impact Statement Draft Scope of Work (PDF)