The Climate Change Observatory is located by the salt marsh with views of the mudflat at Traip Academy, an approximately 1 acre enclosed area surrounded by development. It includes a small (<15 m2) stand of Phragmites to be monitored. This area is important to monitor and document changes over time because investigations in the salt marsh have previously indicated a number of trees subject to leaning and falling over from the effects of sea level rise. In addition, some reports suggest Phragmites may serve to buffer the erosive effects of sea level rise (SLR).
Traip Academy 's mission is committed to ensuring engaging innovative, and rigorous teaching, learning and assessing for all students within a safe, healthful and respectful school culture that is free of bias and harrassment.
Traip Academy is part of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative's Climate Change Observatory Network, a photo monitoring program designed to work with environmental organizations, and communities to assist with the observation, measurement and documentation of long-term climate change trends, and climate adaptation projects.
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