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!

Heat, sewer problems and less lobster: New report details climate change’s impact in Boston

Lab director Paul Kirshen co-authored a new report with Ellen Douglas on the impacts of climate change on the Greater Boston area. Read more about the impacts of storms, precipitation, and floods in this hot off the press article!

Losing Ground: Erosion on the Outer Cape

Erosion has been the topic of conversation for many Cape Codders in the wake of the last few storms. The Outer Cape in particular has taken a beating. Watch Dr. Mark Borrelli, Lab Research Director, discuss sea level rise and erosion for Lower Cape TV.


Lab Director Paul Kirshen on Channel 5 WCVB Discussing New Sea Level Rise Predictions!

A new report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) states that by 2050, the water in Boston Harbor might be at least a foot higher than it is now. Our very own Lab Director Paul Kirshen was interviewed on WCVB Channel 5 Boston to talk about the potential impacts of sea level rise on Boston.

Adventures in Aerial Droning

Researchers utilized an aerial drone to collect high-resolution imagery both above ground and underwater, allowing us to see how seasonal change and storms affect the harbor every year.

Stone Living Lab Deploys New Monitoring Equipment around Boston Harbor

In late 2021, the Stone Living Lab deployed two Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers, or ADCPs, in the Boston Harbor area. These instruments will provide us with critical information about Boston Harbor and how winter storms affect its waters.

Out and About: Education & Engagement in 2021

Read an overview about the Lab's education and public engagement programs that happened during 2021.

The Duxbury Beach Reservation Creates Nature-Based Approaches to Address Erosion

The Duxbury Beach Reservation is moving forward with plans to create a nature-based approach consisting of a cobble berm, dune restoration, and abutment protection to address erosion concerns.


How do we limit the effects of climate change in Boston Harbor?

Article published by UMass Boston on the Lab's first annual conference with BHEN! Scientists and partners from all over the area joined us to discuss the impacts of climate change on the state’s most vulnerable coastal regions in and around Boston Harbor.