19 episodes

Climate change is already here. Rising tides, extreme weather, and heatwaves: Higher Ground tells the stories of communities exploring solutions that may give them the best chance at survival and help save the places millions of people call home.

Higher Ground J.D. Allen, Sabrina Garone

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

Climate change is already here. Rising tides, extreme weather, and heatwaves: Higher Ground tells the stories of communities exploring solutions that may give them the best chance at survival and help save the places millions of people call home.

    Episode 1: Meet the kids

    Episode 1: Meet the kids

    We are teaming up with an after-school program for Bridgeport middle schoolers to explore how students perceive the global climate crisis in their neighborhoods.

    • 16 min
    Episode 2: Exploring the cityscape

    Episode 2: Exploring the cityscape

    We are headed outdoors to make observations — to see Bridgeport through the eyes of its youngest residents. The eighth-grade student scientists will record what they find, helping them better identify with the global climate crisis in their neighborhoods.

    • 21 min
    Episode 3: Coping with data

    Episode 3: Coping with data

    The student scientists are still learning how to identify and use reliable information about climate change. These teens are trying to figure out what their role can be in addressing this seemingly overwhelming problem.

    • 16 min
    Episode 4: Tailpipe of the nation

    Episode 4: Tailpipe of the nation

    The student scientists identify air pollution as an avoidable sign of climate change in their neighborhoods. So, we start to bring their research and questions to Bridgeport's policymakers to see how the ideas of middle school students can help protect their city.

    • 15 min
    Episode 5: Ideas flow like water

    Episode 5: Ideas flow like water

    The quality of the water — either what falls from the sky when it rains, floods from the coast when it storms, or bubbles up the tap to drink — is on the minds of our student scientists. So, they build an innovative prototype to reuse water.

    • 18 min
    Episode 6: Downstream from here

    Episode 6: Downstream from here

    Our student scientists recognize there is only so much that people can do to protect water quality in their harbors. When it rains, it pours into their streets, flooding into city sewers. They are curious about what flows downstream into their neighborhoods.

    • 17 min

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