The Elizabeth River Project has called upon the youth to help build community resilience. To help facilitate this, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has provided the Elizabeth River Project with an environmental literacy grant that will be used to educate local students on sea level rise resiliency. In the span of 3 years the grant will help educate 21,000 children.
“When those children grow up, they’ll “have to deal with (the effects of climate change),” said Lawrence C. Taylor, principal of Chesterfield Academy. “It’s very relevant that we involve them in the process now.”
“I have been involved, and impressed with the Elizabeth River Project for years. When I commanded the Corps of Engineers District, I couldn’t help but notice that they do the large projects, like at Paradise Creek, well and the small projects, like K-12 outreach, even better. They reach people of all ages and backgrounds to ensure everyone has a role in restoring our rivers to greatness and prepare future generations for living with water.” -Paul Olsen (Director, Programs and Partnerships, Old Dominion University, Office of Research)