SCIENCE, NATURE & CONSERVATION

“Science matters because it is the process through which we can make sense of everything around us. Using the scientific method, scientists make observations over time, analyze data, and deepen our understanding of how the world works. Many of these scientists, climate and environmental scientists to be exact, have been telling us that our life support system is in peril. The data is very clear – humans are destabilizing the climate, decimating countless species to the point of a mass extinction, and causing various ecosystems to begin to collapse. To fix this, it’s crucial that we understand how interconnected we are to everything that lives, has lived, and will ever live on planet Earth.”

– Xavier Cortada

PLACES TO GET INVOLVED IN SOUTH FLORIDA

ARTICLES & WEBSITES

A case study from Berkeley County, SC that analyzes injustice surrounding wetland conservation.

What are artificial reefs and how do they work? Here is New Heaven Reef Conservation Program’s guide.

A collection of articles investigating the conservation triumphs of indugenous peoples as well as the threats they face.

Videos & Documentaries

In this beautiful documentary photographers, divers, and scientists set out to investigate why coral reefs are disappearing.

A documentary that covers the multi-year project of james Balog’s team as they document the rapidly melting glaciers.

A touching documentary that chronicles the relationship between Craig Foster and a female octopus, exposing the intimate connections between humans and nature. 

A mini series showcasing the diversity of habitats on  our huge planet.

David Attenborough’s travel experiences from the past 93 years have allowed him to see firsthand the dramatic impacts of humanity.

Organizations

The Ocean Reef Association Organization provides many grants, scholarships, and involvement opportunities to young people in South Florida. 

The Everglades Literacy Program empowers the next generation through education. They have amazing curriculums and toolkits for educators.

This organization has a sensational website that has information about reefs and their future. They have an entire page of all the reef related orgs in South Florida, and have awesome interactive maps and videos.

The Everglades Literacy Program empowers the next generation through education. They have amazing curriculums and toolkits for educators.

This organization has a sensational website that has information about reefs and their future. They have an entire page of all the reef related orgs in South Florida, and have awesome interactive maps and videos.

The Ocean Reef Association Organization provides many grants, scholarships, and involvement opportunities to young people in South Florida. 

PEOPLE

Below are a few individuals who may inspire you as you explore the different paths you can take in addressing climate change and sea level rise. You’re encouraged to do your own research on each of these role models and find others who can help inform your journey.

NICOLE HERNANDEZ HAMMER
is a climate-change expert, sea-level researcher, and strong environmental-justice advocate. She focuses on the disproportionate effects that climate change has on low-income communities of color in the U.S. Her recent work includes serving as a climate science and community advocate for the Union of Concerned Scientists.
LINDSEY RUSTAD
is a Team Leader for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in NH, and a Research Ecologist for the USDA Forest Service Center for Research on Ecosystem Change. She uses her expertise as the Co-Director of the USDA Northeast Climate Hub to highlight the impacts of climate change on northeastern forests. She is incorporating cybertechnology and a combination of art and science into her work.
DR. EVELYN GAISER
is an aquatic ecologist, and professor at FIU, whose research focuses on the uses of algae in safeguarding our climate and aquatic ecosystems. She also contributes to projects that unite the natural and social sciences and has created work that expresses science through music.
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PLEASE NOTE: Cortada’s socially engaged art is process-based by design. This Intel page is an evolving document nurtured by the interaction with and input from the project’s partners and participants.

PLACES TO GET INVOLVED IN SOUTH FLORIDA

ARTICLES & WEBSITES

A case study from Berkeley County, SC that analyzes injustice surrounding wetland conservation.

What are artificial reefs and how do they work? Here is New Heaven Reef Conservation Program’s guide.

A collection of articles investigating the conservation triumphs of indugenous peoples as well as the threats they face.

Videos & Documentaries

In this beautiful documentary photographers, divers, and scientists set out to investigate why coral reefs are disappearing.

A documentary that covers the multi-year project of james Balog’s team as they document the rapidly melting glaciers.

A touching documentary that chronicles the relationship between Craig Foster and a female octopus, exposing the intimate connections between humans and nature. 

A mini series showcasing the diversity of habitats on  our huge planet.

David Attenborough’s travel experiences from the past 93 years have allowed him to see firsthand the dramatic impacts of humanity.

Organizations

The Everglades Literacy Program empowers the next generation through education. They have amazing curriculums and toolkits for educators.

This organization has a sensational website that has information about reefs and their future. They have an entire page of all the reef related orgs in South Florida, and have awesome interactive maps and videos.

The Ocean Reef Association Organization provides many grants, scholarships, and involvement opportunities to young people in South Florida. 

PEOPLE

Below are a few individuals who may inspire you as you explore the different paths you can take in addressing climate change and sea level rise. You’re encouraged to do your own research on each of these role models and find others who can help inform your journey.

NICOLE HERNANDEZ HAMMER

is a climate change expert, sea-level researcher, and strong environmental-justice advocate. She focuses on the disproportionate effects that climate change has on low-income communities of color in the U.S. Her recent work includes serving as a climate science and community advocate for the Union of Concerned Scientists.

LINDSEY RUSTAD

is a Team Leader for the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in NH, and a Research Ecologist for the USDA Forest Service Center for Research on Ecosystem Change. She uses her expertise as the Co-Director of the USDA Northeast Climate Hub to highlight the impacts of climate change on northeastern forests. She is incorporating cybertechnology and a combination of art and science into her work.

DR. EVELYN GAISER

is an aquatic ecologist, and professor at FIU, whose research focuses on the uses of algae in safeguarding our climate and aquatic ecosystems. She also contributes to projects that unite the natural and social sciences and has created work that expresses science through music.

PLEASE NOTE: Cortada’s socially engaged art is process-based by design. This Intel page is an evolving document nurtured by the interaction with and input from the project’s partners and participants.