High Water Line: New Jersey
Christina Gerhardt, HMEI's 2021-22 Barron Visiting Professor in the Environmental Humanities, talks about the motivation behind High Water Line: New Jersey, a public-facing project she organized for spring 2022 to walk and chalk the future shoreline of New Jersey as projected by climate scientists. The video documents the experience of and responses to one of a series of walking tours in Sayreville, New Jersey, that were central to the project. Princeton faculty, staff and students observed how the riverside town is adapting — and will need to adapt — to sea-level rise, while outlining its future shoreline and the neighborhoods yet to be inundated in a future shaped by climate change. An online archive for the project includes a downloadable self-guided walking tour map of Sayreville, links to media coverage about the project, and video from the series of related expert panels held on Princeton's campus that engaged the public in understanding the impacts of sea-level rise on the New Jersey shoreline. Visit the archive on the HMEI site: https://environment.princeton.edu/highwaterline. (Video by Orangebox Pictures)
Meet Trenton: Declaring Independence, Then and Now
Did you know that on July 8, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was read publicly for the first time in three places - Philadelphia, Easton, Pa., and Trenton, NJ? In this episode of Meet Trenton, we talk with David Niescior, a historical interpreter with the the Old Barracks Museum, and Algernon Ward Jr., a social activist, community organizer, and historical reenactor with 1st Rhode Island Regiment, about how history helps us understand the present, what the reading of the Declaration of Independence meant during colonial times, and what its ideals of freedom, equality, and liberty mean for us today. Meet Trenton aims to introduce Princeton University and wider community to the people and organizations both preserving the past and leading the city forward. Want to learn more? Check out more resources at: https://pace.princeton.edu/do-service-well/meet-trenton/episode-two.
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