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Rutgers Climate Institute


9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Earth and Space Sciences, History, Engineering

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  • Videos, 4 minutes, 5 seconds, CC, Subtitles

Regional Focus

North America, United States, USA - Northeast, New Jersey


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Historic Preservation and Climate Change

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  • This video from the Rutgers Climate Institute focuses on the research done by Amanda O'Lear, a graduate student at Rutgers University. 
  • Her research found that almost all of New Jersey's historic sites are at risk of flooding.
  • Her research categorizes these sites by flood risk and can be used to prioritize safety measures for the historic sites most at risk. 
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  • This short video shows that young people can make important discoveries and impact their society.
  • The video uses graphics, research articles, and interviews to make the video engaging and credible.

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  • Students should be familiar with academic research and articles.


Scientist Notes
This video presents research work done by Amanda O'Lear, a Rutgers University graduate student on flood risk mapping using archival data from FEMA to determine the impact of flooding on historical infrastructure and the potential risk in future. The method adopted to re-classify the potential risk to show the most vulnerable sites to prioritize for intervention is suitable. Thus, this resource is insightful and recommended for teaching.
  • English Language Arts
    • Speaking & Listening (K-12)
      • 9-10.SL.2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
  • Science
    • ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
      • HS.ESS3.1 Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the availability of natural resources, occurrence of natural hazards, and changes in climate have influenced human activity.
  • Social Sciences
    • Civics and Government (K-12)
      • HS.7 Evaluate the relationships among governments at the local, state, tribal, national, and global levels.
    • Geography (K-12)
      • HS.39 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.
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