Millennials & Lynnhaven River Now to host Sea Level Rise Game Show

VIRGINIA BEACH — Two millennial leadership groups are teaming up with Lynnhaven River Now to host a game show to engage citizens on the topic of sea level rise.

Global Shapers Norfolk and WHRO’s Emerging Leaders Board  are inviting the public to the fun, interactive, sea-level-focused game show inspired by NPR's hit "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" on Sunday, April 2, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach (3663 Marlin Bay Drive).

“As one of the most impacted regions for sea level rise, Hampton Roads residents must understand how our area is affected, what the future holds, and opportunities for involvement. Global Shapers Norfolk’s mission is to activate millennials to drive creative change in the 757. A game show to engage citizens on sea level rise is thinking outside of the box,” Nisha Witt, Norfolk Shaper and CEO of Aesop Technologies, said.

“Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!” is NPR's weekly hour-long quiz program, where you can test your knowledge against some of the best and brightest, while figuring out what’s real news and what’s made up. Virginia Beach’s version of the show will feature the following expert panelists:

  • Mary Carson Stiff: Wetlands Watch

  • Michael Allen: Geographer and Climate Scientist, Old Dominion University

  • Emily E. Steinhilber: Research Assistant Professor, Commonwealth Center for Recurrent Flooding Resiliency, Old Dominion University

  • Chris Revels: "@Walkinghouses" Artist

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Smartmouth brewing are also helping to support the event, and people interested in attending the free game show need to register by following this link.
About Global Shapers Norfolk: 

Global Shapers Norfolk is a hub of the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers Community developed and led by distinguished, diverse young men and women under 30, driven by a shared responsibility to make a difference in their community. We are apolitical, not-for-profit, and committed to creating a better world by activating millennials in Hampton Roads.

About WHRO Emerging Leaders:

WHRO’s Emerging Leaders Board works to increase young professionals’ engagement in public media’s mission through the creation of unique, entertaining, and educational opportunities.