Using Service Learning to Build Flooding Resilience
By Chris Patrick
For Virginia Sea Grant
In coastal Virginia, as elsewhere, flooding hampers transportation, damages property, and results in loss of human life. This is not ideal for any community, but underserved communities are especially vulnerable.
In an effort to strengthen the resiliency of these more vulnerable communities, Michelle Covi, Virginia Sea Grant extension staff at Old Dominion University, organized a service learning workshop called “Building University-Community Partnerships for Resilience.”