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.

Stone Living Lab joins 2023 Climate Beacon Conference Steering Committee

The Stone Living Lab has joined the steering committee for the 2023 Climate Beacon Conference to be held in Boston October 10 & 11.

A Week in Place: the 2023 Teacher Institute

Reflections from our second year of the Summer Teacher Institute by Summer Fellow Daria Healey!

07/12/2023 | Conference

Highlights from Stone Living Lab 2023 Conference

If you were unable to attend the Stone Living Lab’s 2023 Conference, you can now watch the recordings of our plenary talks and panels!

07/11/2023 | Research

Undergraduate Interns studying carbon flux, trace metals, and nutrient contamination in the Neponset River and Estuary

This summer, two undergraduate researchers have joined the Stone Living Lab!

The Engineering with Nature Podcast: Nature-Based Coastal Resilience in Urban Settings

The City of Boston is experiencing climate change and taking action to build urban resiliency through their Climate Ready Boston initiative. In Season 6, Episode 2 of the EWN® Podcast, Host Sarah Thorne is joined by Co-host Andrew McQueen, Research Biologist in the Environmental Laboratory of the Engineer Research and Development Center, USACE, and Joe Christo, Managing Director of the Stone Living Lab in Boston, Massachusetts.

Curtis sitting on a boat in the ocean.
06/29/2023 | Research

New Grad Students Join the Lab!

We're thrilled to welcome two new graduate students to the Lab! Daniel Lopez and Curtis Morris will be researching the intertidal zone with SLL researcher Jarrett Byrnes.

Three students looking at the Harbor from a boat.
06/28/2023 | Education

Having Fun-ology with Fifth Graders

This spring, SLL and National Parks Service (NPS) staff created and piloted a series of brand-new lessons with fifth graders at Samuel Adams Elementary in East Boston. We used phenology to answer the question: "How do we know something is changing?"

06/06/2023 | Education

Welcoming Summer Staff!

This year we are thrilled to welcome two summer staff members to the Lab: Sarah Hope and Daria Healey! They are joining the Education and Engagement team to bring our programming to all kinds of events and communities this summer, as well as supporting our second Teacher Institute