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 EFCCR Workshop 1: Project Introductions & Overview

We invite you to participate in the first workshop of a NOAA-funded project to increase collaborations between rural faith communities and government to build coastal resilience in Dorchester, Wicomico, and Somerset counties. This workshop is organized by researchers at the University of Maryland and Maryland Sea Grant and will use a collaborative learning approach – where everyone gets a chance to teach and to learn from one another – to address the impacts of environmental change.

At the workshop, you will have the opportunity to get to know government officials and members of rural churches, hear a variety of perspectives on environmental change, share your concerns about environmental changes in your area, and collaboratively identify locations to focus future project activities in developing site-specific adaptation projects.


Coffee, donuts, and lunch will be provided. In addition, a stipend is available for those whose attendance is not related to their occupation. Please join us:







Please RSVP (and let us know of any dietary restrictions) to Christy Miller Hesed at We hope that you will participate in this workshop. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

WHEN:   Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:00pm
WHERE:  Social Hall, Asbury United Methodist Church
1401 Camden Ave, Salisbury, MD 21801 (please use the Dogwood Dr. entrance)
Workshop 1 Details

Social Hall, Asbury United Methodist Church

Saturday, June 23, 2018

9:00AM – 3:00PM



Objectives of the Workshop:
  1. Introduce our research project and the collaborative learning approach.

  2. Promote engagement between government officials and members of rural churches.

  3. Understand environmental change from faith-based, scientific, and management perspectives.

  4. Present and discuss the impacts of environmental change on participating church communities.

  5. Identify locations where further action is needed to promote successful adaptation.



Preliminary Meeting Agenda


9:00 – 10:00                Welcome and Questionnaire Activities


10:00 – 11:00              Introductions and Description of the Project and Goals for the Workshop


11:00 – 11:30              Presentation of Various Perspectives on Environmental Change

(church member, government official, scientist)


11:30 – 12:00              Overview of Adaptation Visualization Process


12:00 – 12:30              Lunch


12:30 – 2:00                Collaborative Mapping & Identification of Focus Sites


2:00 – 3:00                  Listening Walk and Wrap Up

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