Community Outreach Events

Monitor this page for community events, activities, town halls and opportunities to learn more about the project.

Past Events

Liette Vasseur hosted the official launch of the Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response Network (MEOPAR) project in the Town of Lincoln on Thursday, Nov. 29.

CLIMATE CAFÉ – YOUTH (18-30)

Are you between the ages of 18 and 30 and interested in sharing your thoughts on climate change and building community resilience for a sustainable future?

In partnership with the Town of Lincoln and Brock University’s MEOPAR Project, we would like to invite you to an upcoming Climate Café. The aim of this Climate Café is to discuss your ideas regarding how climate change is affecting your life and what you think can be done to adapt to these changes. The first step is to identify the biggest challenges faced by Lincoln regarding climate change and extreme weather events and what some of the possible solutions are. The ultimate goal is to define, with your help, potential strategies for the community of Lincoln to adapt to changing environmental and climate conditions, focusing on young people. The group will most likely meet more than once, depending on the need for further discussion and group learning on the issues.  In addition to the formal research part of the study, we want to make sure that any insights we gain are fed back to you so that we can effectively learn from experience.

The first Climate Café will be held:

Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019

Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Place: Spark Lincoln, 4285 Mountain St, Beamsville

REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

As this is part of a research study, we are professionally obligated to review the research ethics and consent documentation with you. At the beginning of the Climate Café, we will share some general information about the project and walk you through the consent form before we start.

Please R.S.V.P. by November 25th, 2019 if you will be attending or contact us at meopar-lincoln@brocku.ca if you have any questions.

Please circulate this invitation to anyone you think may be interested in attending. You can find out more about the MEOPAR project here: https://brocku.ca/unesco-chair/marine-environmental-observation-prediction-and-response-network-meopar-project/

We would like to invite interested stakeholders to a focus group on Thursday, October 31. The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Meeting Room D (upstairs) of the Fleming Centre, located at 5020 Serena Dr. in Beamsville, Ontario.

The purpose of the focus group is to identify challenges faced by the agricultural sector in Lincoln regarding climate change and extreme weather events. The ultimate goal is to co-define potential strategies to adapt to changing environmental and climate conditions by sharing your knowledge on how you have experienced climate change in your community, and what you think might be useful in dealing with flooding, drought, extreme rainfall and wind events.

The group may meet more than once depending on the need for further discussion.

As this is part of a research study, we are also professionally obligated to review general information about the project, research ethics and consent documentation prior to the commencement of the group meeting.

Please R.S.V.P. in advance and direct any questions to meopar-lincoln@brocku.ca

Student Climate Conversations at Brock
Brown Bag Lunch

When: Monday, January 27, 2020
11:45 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Where: Brock University’s Welch Hall
Room 303

Are you concerned about what a changing climate means for you, your family and your future? This is a safe place to ask questions, express concerns, understand challenges, and consider new ideas for adapting to our changing climate. University and college-level students, as well as post-graduates (ages 18-30), are invited to Brock University for the first Climate Conversation hosted by the Lincoln MEOPAR (Marine Environment Observation, Prediction and Response) research team.

The research team is working with The Town of Lincoln to examine how the community and its residents can deal with the impacts of climate and environmental changes, co-construct possible adaptation solutions and understand why climate change adaptation solutions or strategies are not implemented. Youth voices and action are instrumental in the process of climate change adaptation. Lincoln residents are encouraged to participate, but anyone in the Niagara Region is welcome.

Space is limited so please register for the event by January 24, 2020 by contacting Meredith DeCock at md18gp@brocku.ca

Don’t forget to bring your lunch! Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided.

We look forward to joining with you in this important conversation.

Find more information about the event on Experience BU