The story Lab:

stories from the front lines of climate impact


What is the Story Lab?

The SS4S Story Lab is where we interview folks about the environmental changes they are witnessing. We record their stories and produce them as video blogs and written articles. Through the Story Lab, we are elevating stories of climate impact that would otherwise go unreported.


The Story Lab is focused on a source of expert experiential knowledge about the changing oceans- surfers! Surfers are ocean watchers. Because of this, surfers are an incredible source of knowledge about the changes happening in the oceans and coastal areas. Contamination, development, changing marine life, warmer water, monster waves, dead zones - surfers not only see it, they experience it.


We combine these stories with input from climate experts and other forms of knowledge with the goal of co-producing a more textured understanding of climate change. 

how can I participate in the story lab? 

There are 3 ways to jump in:

1) Join us on one of our Adventures and be a citizen journalist with the Story Lab! Each Story Lab feature explores a paradise under threat from impacts of climate change or contamination. Part of your time will be spent enjoying this paradise, and part of your time will be spent protecting it by recording stories of climate impact. 

2) Share your story! Are you a surfer who is willing to tell us what you see when you surf? Your voice is important. Contact us and let us help you share it with the world. 

3) Share your research! Are you a researcher who is willing to share your climate expertise? Contact us and let us help you share it with the world. 


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