Today the entire 8th grade took part in a Climate Science Symposium. Students heard from guest speakers in the fields of geography, oceanography, and physics as they explored the topics of global warming and sea-level rise. After a morning lecture, students were divided into teams and asked to develop solutions specific to towns like Marshfield. Are we better off investing in more sea walls? Should we be prepared to raise coastal buildings and houses? Or should we all move to Montana? There is no easy answer. The main thing that I took away from today’s activities was this: there are always solutions, but they come at a cost.