September 30, 2015

Tom Di Liberto explains how algae and other phytoplankton usually behave.

Pseudo-nitzschia cells under a microscope
August 6, 2015

From Alaska's Aleutian Islands to southern California, impacts since May have ranged from record-high concentrations of neurotoxins, to shellfish harvesting bans, to reports of sick and dead ocean life. 

NOAA Planet Stewards November Webinar
November 6, 2017

The NOAA Planet Stewards Education Project is proud to welcome Dr Mark Eakin, Director of NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Program as our featured speakers this month.

This lesson plan has students working in small groups to research the Mountain Pine Beetle in Colorado and other inter-mountain Western states. Students identify the factors that control pine beetle population and research how warmer winters and decreasing spring snowpack allow the population of pine beetles to expand.

This video documents the scope of changes in the Arctic, focusing on the impacts of warming and climate change on the indigenous Inuit population.

In this activity, students explore how the timing of color change and leaf drop of New England's deciduous trees is changing.

This video highlights specific climate change-related phenomena that are threatening the flora and fauna of Yellowstone National Park.

This simulation was created by a student for students based on the Gaia Theory using the simulation of Daisyworld. Students will learn the concept of albedo and be able to discuss implications of changes in the system.

This interactive shows the extent of the killing of lodgepole pine trees in western Canada. The spread of pine beetle throughout British Columbia has devastated the lodgepole pine forests there. This animation shows the spread of the beetle and the increasing numbers of trees affected from 1999-2008 and predicts the spread up until 2015.

This video features residents of Shishmaref, Alaska, plus environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and scientist John Holdren, exploring the human impacts of global climate change.

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