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High Tide in Dorchester is a film that encourages discussions and actions concerning sea level rise, erosion and climate change in Dorchester County, MD. The film creates a powerful, intimate story that looks at a worsening global threat through the lens of Chesapeake Bay’s most vulnerable county.

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COMMUNICATING SCIENCE
by Tom Horton

Sea level is not as level as you might imagine.

The ocean at Bermuda is about three feet higher than the ocean at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay—an ocean that would seem poised to gush downhill and drown Tidewater Virginia.

It doesn’t, because the earth, whose rotation is what causes the ocean’s Bermuda-to-Bay slope, keeps on spinning.

It’s actually more complicated than that, explains oceanographer Bill Boicourt, emeritus at the University of Maryland’s Horn Point laboratory, on the front lines of researching climate change and sea level rise as it affects the Chesapeake.

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HIGH TIDE TEAM WINS AWARD; FILM SCREENED AND DISCUSSED AT MORE THAN 60 VENUES IN 2018.

Tom Horton, Dave Harp and Sandy Cannon-Brown received an Outstanding Project Award by the Heart of the Chesapeake Country Heritage Area. The award honored High Tide in Dorchester and the team’s outreach for their contributions to “preserving and maintaining this Chesapeake heritage for future generations.”

High Tide in Dorchester has aired on TV, screened at several festivals, and watched and discussed at more than 60 events hosted by organizations and schools.  The film is now available, free and without passcode, online.  You can view High Tide in Dorchester on Sandy Cannon-Brown’s Vimeo site. Or you can watch it on the Bay Journal website.  If you are interested in hosting a screening, please contact Sandy Cannon-Brown at scannonbrown@gmail.com.

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