Stone Living Lab Named Host Committee Member of The Earthshot Prize, Boston 2022

The Stone Living Lab is delighted to be a member of the Host Committee for The Earthshot Prize, Boston 2022!

Three people stand on a beach, two holding vertical beach profiling rods while the third writes on a clipboard.
11/29/2022 | Education, Research

Beach Profiling Highlighted at Coastal Sediments 2023 Conference

Results from our beach profiling project have been selected to be presented at the 2023 Coastal Sediments conference this coming April in New Orleans, Louisiana!

Wicked High Tides are coming to Boston!

This fall, Boston will experience a spectacular tidal event: the Perigean Spring Tides (also called King Tides). These “wicked high tides” result in high tides that are 2-4 feet higher than normal. This natural phenomenon occurs a few times each year, and gives us a window into how sea level rise will soon start affecting our daily lives.

For coastal communities, the canary is a sparrow

Lab Director of Climate Engagement, Melanie Gárate, authored this important piece which was featured in the Hill.

A group of people led by a Park Ranger walking down a path towards the camera.

Bringing Teachers to Boston Harbor

This summer, we were delighted to welcome eight Boston area teachers to the pilot Stone Living Lab Teacher Institute!

Visit the Lab’s Climate Carts!

Every other Friday through September 2, join SLL at our climate carts to experiment with erosion, create climate art, or discover how warming oceans will affect our marine neighbors.

Help Monitor Coastal Change by Visiting Our New Photostations!

We mounted photostations at UMass Boston and in Duxbury to monitor coastal change. Anyone can take a photo of these sites to help paint a picture of coastal change over time!

Stone Living Lab Hires Two New Leaders!

The Lab announces the hiring of two new directors. Joe Christo will become the Lab’s Managing Director and Melanie Gárate will become the Lab’s new Director of Climate Engagement.

06/21/2022 | Education

Measuring Change with Boston Students

The Stone Living Lab partnered with National Parks of Boston to work with the O’Donnell Elementary School in East Boston. We joined fifth grade students for four lessons on coastal change, erosion, and climate change, and took the students into the field to learn beach profiling skills and explore Boston Harbor by boat!