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Students from the Antolina Vélez School Visit CRIEM

April 25, 2019

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, ninth-grade students from the Antolina Vélez Elementary and High School of the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla visited the Center for Resources for Information and Marine Education (CRIEM) of the Sea Grant Program. There, they received a talk on climate change. In addition, various demonstrations were offered to help them better understand the basic concepts of this topic. They were informed about the atmosphere and the density of gases found in its different layers. This was compared with the density of some liquids, which, when poured into the same container, remain separated by their respective densities. The presentation then continued with topics such as weather and climate, climatic zones, the greenhouse effect, global warming, climate change, anthropogenic and non-anthropogenic effects, mitigation, adaptation, and resilience.

While providing information on the effects of climate change, the rise in sea level due to glacier melting and thermal expansion, phenomena caused by the planet’s temperature increase, was demonstrated. They were also shown how erosion caused by storm surges and other extreme events affects many beaches in Puerto Rico. The students were very interested and interacted with educators throughout the visit. It was a pleasure to have them at our educational center. We hope that the knowledge gained can be used to help conserve the marine and coastal resources we have on our island and on our planet.

Review and photos by Delmis del C. Alicea Segarra, EdD


April 25, 2019
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Autorizado por la Comisión Estatal de Elecciones CEE-SA-16-893

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