Show Me the Heat
Last summer, community science volunteers collected data during a one-day heat mapping campaign. Explore the data and learn more about the impacts of urban heat!
Heat Mapping Campaign
Show Me the Heat StoryMap
Introducing Our Community Resilience Organizer
"My name is Corrina McClee, and I am the new Community Resilience Organizer with the Office of Sustainability. My position was developed following the Show Me The Heat Campaign to educate people about urban heat and to empower them to be involved in the decision-making processes that affect them.
When I'm not actively fighting against climate change, I enjoy going to the park with my three-year-old son, gardening, cooking, and traveling the world. I also own my own skincare business. I'm a total fanatic when it comes to herbs, and you can typically find me in my kitchen producing all kinds of concoctions.
As the new Community Resilience Organizer, I look forward to educating and empowering people to be the change they want to see. I'm excited to be in this role with the City. I look forward to bridging the gap between community and governance to provide equitable, community-based solutions to combat urban heat."
Follow Our Progress
Our Show Me the Heat campaign is a collaborative effort. Community volunteers have driven data collection and local agencies and community organizations are helping to organize the campaign and ensure the data we've collected is used to mitigate urban heat in Columbia.
Follow our progress on social media and sign up for our Sustainability Newsletter to keep updated on Columbia's programming for sustainability and urban heat mitigation.
Local Heat Resources
- Visit the Boone County Office of Emergency Management heat webpage
- Find Cooling Centers in Columbia
- Apply for financial support to pay high electric bills
- Explore the interactive map below of local Water Fountains, Spray Parks, and Public Pools
- Sign up for NOAA’s Heat Beat Newsletter
- Read EPA's guide for older adults to stay safe during heat waves
- See the EPA guide for planning for extreme heat
- Dive into the data of rising temperatures in this CDC Guidebook
- NASA Climate Kids - What is an Urban Heat Island?