Predicting the Path of Marine Debris (CACS CoastWatch Curriculum)

Lesson plan that uses the story of small plastic animals from a container ship spill that drifted around the world. The story and activities help students to understand predominant ocean currents. Includes links to some great digital simulators of currents and transport of marine debris in the extensions section.

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Sea Ice Secure

Episode of the film series Tied to the Land: Voices From Northwest Alaska filmed and edited by Sarah Betcher, 2015. This video showcases ways in which local people are seeking adaptive ways to go about their subsistence way of life in the wake of rapid change in sea ice conditions.

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Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge: What It Means to Alaskans and How We Can Adapt

Factsheet on the potential effects of a warmer global climate that is causing glaciers and ice sheets to melt, which sends more water into the sea, and thermal expansion of the ocean, with the resul of a sea level that is slowly rising. Alaskans Potential adaptation strategies are also discussed. Free download from the Alaska…

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