Join Us at the 4-H Climate & Environmental Change Teen Summit…

…and Help Make a Difference

Climate change is a major threat to our planet and our lives. On December 12, 2013 & March 27, 2014, students in grades 8-12 are invited to work with Rutgers University scientists to learn about climate change science and to develop community service projects that apply their climate change knowledge in their local communities.

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Related Resources

Want to get a head start before December 12th? Check out Antarctica Melting: A Story in 4 Acts.

Antarctica MeltingAntarctica Melting is a four-part audio slideshow series on the fastest winter warming place on Earth, as seen through the eyes of three scientists.

Produced by 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.