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Crisfield Resilience Academy

This study examines building community capacity in the town of Crisfield, Maryland for adaptation to coastal flooding and sea level rise. The study is part of a larger applied research project with a community that is experiencing increasingly severe coastal flooding to provide information and develop recommendations for infrastructure strategies and nature-based solutions. This study examines outcomes associated with community participation and knowledge as the result of educational programming for community members. The educational programming initiative that targets environmental literacy, called the Crisfield Resilience Academy, will provide opportunities to interact with researchers and experts and gain practical knowledge of environmental challenges, policies, and programs that participants can share with their community networks, thereby supporting increased capacity for local leadership and participation on environmental issues.

Age & Gender

  • 15 years ~ 99 years
  • Male, Female, Gender Inclusive

Visit Availability

  • Standard business hours (M-F, 8-5)
  • Extended hours (M-F, early morning or evening)
  • Weekend hours, if needed



What will be asked of you

Over the course of six months, Crisfield Resilience Academy participants will: 1) participate in 20+ hours of virtual and in-person learning sessions designed to increase their knowledge of environmental sciences and opportunities to engage in local nature-based solutions; 2) participate in monthly online and hybrid learning institutes over the course of six months; 3) participate in online check-in meetings (January and June 2024); 4) participate in on-going research and evaluation, which include completing pre- and post-surveys, post-session evaluations, session-related interviews, and a 6-month follow-up interview.


Up to $400

In-person visits:
Phone or online visits:
Total length of participation:
6 months

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • you live in the Crisfield, MD or surrounding area
  • you are between the ages of 15-99
  • you are interested in learning more about the Crisfield environment and history

Not eligible if:

  • you do not live in the Crisfield, MD or surrounding area
  • you are not aged 15-99

Contact the Team

Visit Location

Contact & Visit Location

Primary Contact

Primary Visit Location

Crisfield Library
100 Collins St, Crisfield, MD 21817, USA

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Emily Eisenhauer
Aux Services Affiliates: EPA

Study Type

Behavioral or Social

Study Topics

Healthy Volunteer or General Population

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