A trio of young adventurers impressed students at Ware Academy last fall, both with their intrepidness and their environmental mission. The group had laid out the Atlantic Rising project and won a 2009 Royal Geographical Society grant to circumnavigate the Atlantic overland along the one meter contour line.
The group had three main goals—to create an educational network among the thousands of students living in low-lying coastal areas, to document what will be lost to the rising seas, and to help young people understand their responsibility to each other to build a sustainable future.
Making their way up the U.S. Atlantic coast, the group stopped to spend time with students at Ware Academy. That stop came about because one of the three, Will Lorimer, has a friend who resides in Ware Neck. At Ware Academy, the visitors worked most closely with eighth graders.
Part of the group’s program with the students included a live link up that allowed the Ware eighth graders...
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