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28supplemental activities A. Cartography office Reflect establish a Cartography office in your schoolorcommunity.Begintocollectmaps of your area: road maps, geologic, topographic maps, and begin to create your own version of these maps that draws from all of these sources . Play with the power of scale and start to locate bodies of water, and other geologic landmarks on your map . You can use butcher paper to create long shorelines, and use an overhead projector to display a Google map onto this surface to trace or outline . Invite others to become Cartographers (map makers) for the day and ask them to create their own hand drawn maps of where they live, and how close they are to coastal and flood zones. Begin to chart the flood zones for your area and translate to your map . Finally, integrate all of these elements into an official climate change map for your community and identify key impact sites such as water treat- ment plants, subways, train tracks, electrical power plants, and tributaries flowing down toward larger water bodies . Find out where the most recent flood or storm surge has occurred, or investigate where riverbanks or lakeshore lines were located historically . B. Topographic Experiments Create a 3d papier-mâché or cardboard version of your watershed. You can use simple materials like chicken wire, paperboard and newspaper to create a visual and 3D model of your community and its relationship to sources of water . Use topographic maps from the US Geologic Survey ( to get started. Next, identify sites that will need to be adapted due to increased storms and flooding, and mark where your city/ town has identified emergency preparedness areas. If time allows, ask participants to imagine new urban realities for your area and begin to build a model on top of your 3D topographic map . You can ask students to imagine floating cities, new waterway transportation and other elements . Start by creating sketches and drawings, and then use cardboard and other easy to find materials to make models that can be used with your 3D topographic map . stage 2: map the highwaterline