King Tide Walking Trail

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 by Kim Little

Some reports suggest that by 2100 the sea level will have risen by 3 feet! It is hard to picture what that might mean for Maine's coastline and where the new water line would be. A group of students from the University of Southern Maine have created an exhibit, the King Tides Trail, to help people visualize sea level rise along the coast of Portland, Maine. They are placing placards with QR codes along the Bayside and Eastern Promenade trails. Simply scan the QR code with your smartphone and it will bring you to a map showing where the new water line would be, given a 3 foot sea level rise. 

The King Tides Trail exhibit officially opens December 8th and will run through January 23rd. Check out the trail map.

Are your 5th or 6th graders coming to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute for our LabVenture! program during that time? Would you like time to explore this trail either before or after the visit? The trail start is about a 7 min walk from GMRI. Please contact the bus company to let them know that you would like to extend your time here. Contact information for the bus company can be found in your visit information packet. If you have any questions please contact labventure@gmri.org.



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