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WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
WildED Climate Primer Slideshow
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WildED Climate Primer Slideshow

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A fun and informative 20 minute slideshow that covers key terms, definitions and some of the science behind climate change. This slideshow is a pre-program requirement for all classes registered for …

A fun and informative 20 minute slideshow that covers key terms, definitions and some of the science behind climate change. This slideshow is a pre-program requirement for all classes registered for WildED's Exploring the Nature of Our Changing Climate Outdoor Classroom Program. As a stand-alone resource, it provides a basic introduction to the topic of climate change.

Curriculum Links: British Columbia and Yukon

Keywords: Science and Social Studies, Sustainability, Resources, Environment, Ecosystems

Published in: Education, Technology
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    • 1. Explores The Nature of our Changing Climate Tip: Allow each slide to run until you see this symbol: then push the spacebar or mouse to advance to the next slide.
    • 2. What is this slideshow about? <ul><li>When you head into the park for your WildED experience, it’s going to be a fast moving, fun day in the forest. </li></ul><ul><li>To make the most of it, we’ve prepared this slideshow to help you understand a few main ideas ahead of time. </li></ul><ul><li>So tune in, enjoy and get ready for your outdoor adventure! </li></ul>Awesome! Sweet!
    • 3. First things first… The Earth Space (very cold)
    • 4. <ul><li>Fact: </li></ul><ul><li>Earth would be too cold to live on if it weren’t for something called the greenhouse effect . </li></ul>First things first…
    • 5. If you were the earth <ul><li>Imagine yourself standing outside on a cold winter day, wearing only thin summer clothes… you would probably be pretty cold! </li></ul><ul><li>This is what it would feel like if you were the earth, floating around unprotected in space. </li></ul>Brr!
    • 6. If you were the earth <ul><li>Now imagine yourself putting on a jacket on that cold winter day…whew, you’re finally warm! </li></ul><ul><li>Earth is such a nice place to live because it has a layer of gases that surround it like a warm layer of clothes. </li></ul><ul><li>These gases keep earth’s heat in, just like your jacket keeps your heat in. </li></ul>That’s better!
    • 7. If you were the earth <ul><li>This layer of gases works like a greenhouse does, letting the sun’s heat in and then trapping that warmth inside. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s why the process that keeps the earth warm is called the greenhouse effect and the gases that surround it are called greenhouse gases . </li></ul>
    • 8. If you were the earth <ul><li>In recent years though, humans have started putting more and more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by doing things like building factories, cutting down trees, flying in planes, and... </li></ul>
    • 9. CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2 CO 2
    • 10. If you were the earth <ul><li>Releasing all those extra greenhouse gases is like you having to put on more and more layers of clothes </li></ul>Help!
    • 11. If you were the earth <ul><li>Eventually you would get too hot! And so does the earth. </li></ul><ul><li>This increase in temperature is called global warming . </li></ul>
    • 12. Another way to look at it
    • 13. What’s the big deal? <ul><li>Unfortunately, a warmer earth doesn’t mean we all get to just hang out at the beach year round! </li></ul>
    • 14. What’s the big deal? <ul><li>Instead, when the earth’s atmosphere gets even a little bit hotter it has more energy. </li></ul><ul><li>This energy causes stronger winds, bigger storms and intense weather of all sorts. </li></ul>
    • 15. What’s the big deal? <ul><li>This increased energy can have huge impacts on weather and climate </li></ul><ul><li>For example, the stronger winds caused by global warming push weather systems around the globe. Like this… </li></ul>
    • 16. Climate Change <ul><li>In this way, typically warm places might end up with cold weather, or a chilly place might warm up. </li></ul>
    • 17. Climate Change <ul><li>And when the weather in a place changes a lot, we can say that the ‘climate’ has changed… </li></ul><ul><li>We should take a moment here to explain the difference between ‘weather’ and ‘climate’ </li></ul>
    • 18. A Quick Explanation <ul><li>Weather is what happens outside on the short term (like yesterday, today or tomorrow). </li></ul><ul><li>Climate is the pattern that weather takes over the long term (like years and decades). </li></ul>
    • 19. A Quick Explanation <ul><li>For example, a winter day in Vancouver could have sunny weather : </li></ul><ul><li>But, because we have a rainy winter climate , we know that in general it is likely to be wet. </li></ul>
    • 20. Climate Change <ul><li>So here is what we’ve learned so far: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Global warming caused by excess greenhouse gases creates more energy in the atmosphere, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which causes changes in the weather , </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And once enough of those changes have happened the climate changes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>That’s where the term Climate Change comes from! </li></ul>
    • 21. Climate Change <ul><li>So, now we know what climate change is , but what sort of effects might it have? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, like we just learned different places will experience all sorts of different effects. </li></ul>
    • 22. Climate Change Effects <ul><li>Here’s what we expect to happen in BC: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Warmer weather </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less snow and more rain in winter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drier summers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which adds up to: water shortages </li></ul></ul>
    • 23. Climate Change <ul><li>Unpredictable changes to the climate are a big deal for people, but are also tough for other animals and plants. </li></ul><ul><li>Plants and animals rely on a predictable climate to provide them with familiar food and shelter. </li></ul><ul><li>When things change it affects lots of species… </li></ul>
    • 24. Climate Change Effects <ul><li>Melting sea ice makes it hard for polar bears to hunt for seals </li></ul>
    • 25. Climate Change Effects <ul><li>Pikas live high in BC’s mountains but might get forced out if it gets too warm </li></ul>
    • 26. Climate Change Effects <ul><li>Warmer temperatures in BC might make our rivers too warm for salmon </li></ul>
    • 27. Climate Change Effects <ul><li>Dry weather sounds nice for us, but Cedar trees might run into trouble if BC gets too dry! </li></ul>
    • 28. Climate Change Effects <ul><li>Humans and nature can probably adapt to all this change so long as we don’t let the climate change too much </li></ul><ul><li>But that means people need to take responsibility for causing climate change and to take action to slow it down! </li></ul>
    • 29. Dealing with Climate Change <ul><li>The good news is that since people are the cause of this problem, people also have the power to fix it! </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, we’re already getting on the right track with some things… </li></ul>
    • 30. Dealing with Climate Change <ul><li>For example, remember that greenhouse gas producing car way back at the start of the show? </li></ul><ul><li>Some people have already thought of a solution to that problem! </li></ul>
    • 31. Solving Climate Change <ul><li>In fact, there are already lots of ideas for how to deal with climate change… </li></ul><ul><li>We just need to start putting more of these good ideas into action! </li></ul>Solar panels! Tap water not bottled water! Reduce, reuse and then recycle! Fly less! Walk more ! Hang clothes to dry! Grow more food! Efficient light bulbs! Shorter showers! Unplug what you’re not using! Use cloth bags! Buy local! $
    • 32. Solving Climate Change <ul><li>So, here’s WildED’s simple plan to get some action happening: </li></ul><ul><li>Get Informed! </li></ul><ul><li>Get Involved! </li></ul><ul><li>Get Started! </li></ul>
    • 33. 1. Get Informed! <ul><li>This slideshow was your first step towards getting informed! </li></ul><ul><li>Check out www.wilded.org for more info or do your own investigating. </li></ul><ul><li>The more you know, the more prepared you are to be a part of the solution. </li></ul>
    • 34. <ul><li>For WildED, getting involved means looking for signs of change in wild places. </li></ul><ul><li>And that means getting outside and having a lot of fun in nature… </li></ul>Get Involved!
    • 35. Get Involved! <ul><li>You’ll be spending a whole day in a park - exploring, playing games and having a great time…all while getting tips on how we can solve climate change! </li></ul>
    • 36. Get Started! <ul><li>After a day in nature, you’ll be ready to take action in your own life to help solve climate change and to share what you’ve learned with others! </li></ul>Thanks!
    • 37. We can do it! <ul><li>Climate change is a big deal, but we can solve it by working together </li></ul><ul><li>WildED will get you going and help you to make a difference! </li></ul><ul><li>So get ready to get into nature and into action! </li></ul>
    • 38. We can do it! See you soon… outside! Thanks for watching!
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