Antigua and Barbuda: Food, Sustainability, and Global Climate Change Field School Summer 2014

Created by Russanne Low Last updated 6/12/2014

Barbuda Research Center, Codrington Barbuda

  • Introduction: Earth System Science

    EARTH SYSTEM: To understand the climate system and its integration with human energy extraction systems, you have to understand how the Earth system operates. Start here for an overview!
    Benchmarks: 4B/M7, 11C/M6, 4B/M12
  • NASA Interactive Poster

    REMOTE SENSING: sense and transmit data about status and change in the Earth's System
  • Going Local with Global Warming

    CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE: self-paced tutorial investigates evidence for contemporary climate change by examining multi-year weather, statistical and anecdotal records obtained from several U.S. localities. Learners plot and identify trends in regional weather data, learn the difference between weather and climate, and explore the pedagogic advantages associated with learning about global climate change by examining regional data. Videos describing local phenological data of changing seasonality, data portals, an interview with NASA scientist, Dr. Eric Fetzer, and activities to adapt for middle and high school classrooms are included. Vocabulary are linked to a glossary.
  • Introduction to Earth's Dynamically Changing Climate

    CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE: In this self-paced tutorial, examine evidence of climate change from different parts of the Earth’s system and consider what it means to live on a planet with a dynamically changing climate. The resource includes multimedia resources such as video clips of local impacts of climate change in the Arctic and Samoa, data visualization exercise featuring digital resources on, and an interview with NASA climate scientist Dr. Gavin Schmidt, a discussion on teaching using data, and an interactive quiz.
  • Coastal Consequences of Sea Level Rise

    CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE: this self-paced tutorial explores the evidence for sea level rise related to global climate change and the consequences for humanity, especially for coastal-dwelling populations. Learners explore how a warming climate contributes to sea level rise, examine how satellites collect sea level data, and analyze interactive data to understand the potential consequences of climate change on sea level in different parts of the world.
  • Earth's Orbit and Climate Change

    CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE: In this self-paced tutorial, learners examine data to determine the relative contribution of what we call natural climate cycles and that of human-caused greenhouse gases to contemporary climate change. Changes in the Earth-Sun geometry over time are explored using interactive digital applets.
  • Sea Level Viewer

    Interactive; Take a look at the sea level viewer. As the globe rotates, look at the Lesser Antilles. What is happening with respect to sea level?
    Benchmarks: 4B/M14, 4B/H6
  • Climate Change: Climate Resource Center - Quiz: Sea level rise

    Test your knowledge of sea level rise and its effect on global populations.
  • Climate Change and the Pacific Islands

    SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES, ISLAND COMMUNITIES These resources outline sustainability concerns for islands in Micronesia, and show how local populations are making changes to ensure future viability of their cultures in a changing climate. You will see that the same topics- mangrove and coastal protection, watersheds, and coral reef damage are pertinent to our study area here. Great video resources for both classroom and personal examination. Resources by PBS Learning Media.
  • Climate Change: CLIMATE REEL

    SUSTAINABILITY VIDEO: Plant productivity in a changing world video related to sustainability questions.
  • Feeding a Hungry World: Climate Change and Agriculture

    SUSTAINABILITY VIDEO: Video dispelling myths that increased CO2 means that crop production will improve in a warming climate.
  • Climate Change: Blog

    Here's a blog by my friend Laura that includes a powerful demonstration you can use that makes ocean acidification clear to students. Connect with your coral reef work
  • Coral Reefs in Hot Water

    This is a PBL activity appropriate to middle and high school students to explore the sustainabiity issues associated with coral reefs in the context of climate change.
    Benchmarks: 3C/H4