Now you Sea Ice, Now you Don't: Penguin Communities Shift on the Antarctic Peninsula

In this activity, students investigate the shifting of three penguin communities in response to climate change.

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Beth Simmons
Palmer LTER
Activity takes about 3.5 hours or five 45-minute class periods.

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Educator might want to present a map of Antarctica and locate the regions discussed in the activity.

In an upper-level ecology course, could be a case study for an ecology or global change unit.

The lesson would also be a good culminating activity allowing students to demonstrate their grasp of how various environmental factors influence each other and impact resident fauna.

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