Antarctica melting: A story in 4 Acts

COSEE NOW is pleased to present: Antarctica melting: A story in 4 acts, a four-part audio slideshow series on the fastest winter warming place on Earth, as seen through the eyes of three scientists.

Produced by COSEE NOW’s own Ari Daniel Shapiro, the slideshows provide a first hand look into the role that global climate change has had in transforming the Antarctic ecosystem.

The series features scientists Oscar Schofield, Debbie Steinberg and Bill Fraser. Together, they have been studying the Antarctic environment over the past few decades as part of a NSF funded Long Term Ecological Research project. In each episode, they share their first-hand accounts on how everything from microscopic organisms to giant glaciers has been affected by the recent increase in global temperatures.

In addition, each episode includes an accompanying lesson plan to help students learn how all aspects of Antarctic’s environment are connected. The episodes can be used independently or in tandem for a more complete overview of how human activities have disrupted the normal fluctuations in Antarctica’s climate.

So, check out Antarctica Melting at and find out about how the Antarctic climate is changing from some of the coolest scientists in the field.

Also, for additional viewpoints and to follow three young scientists (Travis, Garz, and Kaycee) as they participate in the Antarctica Long Term Ecological Research project right now, check out their blog.

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2 Responses to Antarctica melting: A story in 4 Acts

  1. John Ponticorvo September 3, 2010 at 7:03 pm #

    Hi Carrie,

    This topic on Antarctica sounds very interesting. i would like to get hold of this kit.


  2. Carrie Ferraro September 4, 2010 at 6:58 pm #

    Hi, John! It would be great if you used these. The slideshows are awesome! Unfortunately, we don’t have tangible materials to lend for the activities in the lesson plans. However, anything that you need other than consumables (i.e. info cards) is provided online. Let me know if you have any trouble with the link above,

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