Parks Climate Challenge

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Workshop Videos
These short clips allow you to replicate the experience of an in-person teacher training workshop.  Familiarity with the concepts and activities presented in these videos will increase your confidence in teaching climate change and in replicating the lessons and activities in your own classroom.


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Check out this video from the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area to learn more about the PCC model and how the park is using the river to teach about climate change.

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Carbon Cycle Relay
An interactive activity for students, which demonstrates how carbon cycles between animals, plants, and the atmosphere.

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Green House Gas Tag
Students will learn more about the role greenhouse gases have in our earth's atmosphere.


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Ocean Acidification
A fun exercise to help students understand what happens when CO2 enters the ocean.

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Carbon Cycle Mayhem
Students will take part in a carbon cycle demonstration activity, observe the role of carbon sinks in maintaining the carbon balance, and describe how stored carbon affects the overall carbon balance, and the importance of national parks in their ability to store carbon.

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What Is A Watershed
An interactive activity for students to learn about the different stages of the water cycle, the concept of a watershed, and how pollution gets into our water. You can end the lesson with a discussion of how your students and communities can ensure clean water through their actions.


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The Glacial Valley
A hands-on activity in which students will learn about glaciers, the effect of their movement, and label the different depositional and erosional features.


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