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RILL offers ‘Shoreline Studies’ class

Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning is offering a class for those who want to learn more about our changing and shifting shorelines.

“Shoreline Studies” will be held on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. at RCC’s Glenns campus and simultaneously on Zoom. The three-part class will meet on Sept. 13, 20 and 27.

Wind, waves, tides, storms, sediments and sea-level rise including climate change shape shorelines causing erosion and other physical changes. “Shoreline Studies,” taught by Carol Hobbs, considers the character of beaches, dunes, barrier islands, and tidal marshes along with the forces and processes that create and change them.

The course concentrates on physical aspects of changing shorelines and includes a brief discussion of marsh plants. By the conclusion of the course, students should have a better understanding of and appreciation for the major environments of the shore, a RILL release stated.

“The more people learn about coastal p...

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