The Wrack

The Wrack is the Wells Reserve blog, our collective logbook on the web.

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  • The Climate Games Are Here!

    | August 7, 2013

    Welcome to the town of Launton, it’s a lot like Wells.

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    Ever since Hurricane Paul devastated communities to the south of Launton, the residents have been asking the town manager: can we handle a storm like that? What’s our plan?

    Feeling pressured, the town manager convened a Coastal Resiliency Task Force. Their charge: make some recommendations about what the town should do with existing and future development.

    Who is on the task force? You are! You’ll be assuming one of the many interests that exist in a town a lot like Wells. From Emergency Management Official to Director of the Chamber of Commerce, you’ve got opinions, and you think the town has a solution. But can you come to consensus with the other members on the team? Can you compromise on issues near and dear to your heart, for the sake of the town?

  • New England Climate Adaptation Project

    | May 2, 2013

    Goal

    Test an innovative way to help coastal communities understand and prepare for the potential impacts of climate change.

    Project Summary

    simulationThe Wells Reserve is one of four National Estuarine Research Reserves in New England partnering with communities to test the use of role-play simulations as a means to educate the public about climate change threats, and to help communities explore ways of decreasing their vulnerability and enhancing their resilience.