Shading Dade records dizzying South Florida temperatures (includes video story)

Shading Dade is an organization that monitors heat in Miami-Dade County.

Each year volunteers gather to distribute small metal sensors that are then distributed throughout the area.

It began in 2018 thanks to Florida International University’s Sea Level Solutions Center in the Institute of Environment and includes the Department of Journalism and Media (which publishes this website).

Once placed, the sensors remain for 3 months in their designated spots to record the temperatures. They are then collected and studied. Results help them to better understand climate change.

Karen Altavilla is a senior at FIU majoring in communications with a track in digital broadcasting. She enjoys writing and telling stories on entertainment or crime. She hopes to have a future on a television network as an anchor or working in production.