A discussion on biodiversity, endangered habitats, and how best to preserve the Earth's ecosystems, presented by the lecturers along with Dr. E.O. Wilson and Dr. Eric Chivian.
To accompany the lecture series Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future. Using an online calculator, you will estimate your household’s carbon footprint and explore various actions to reduce it.
EarthViewer was designed as an interactive learning tool. Download the PDF linked in the right hand column for some ideas on how to use the app in your class, or click on the EarthViewer link to find out more about the app.
Has Earth changed over deep time? How did Earth shape life and life shape Earth? What does Earth's climate in the distant past tell us about the future?
Earth has been both cooler and warmer in the past, but the change is usually gradual. The current rate of carbon dioxide increase is unprecedented in human history, and solutions to mitigate its effect on global warming are challenging to implement.
Scientific evidence for global climate change is overwhelming, yet the American public remains skeptical. History provides insights into how a Cold War-era think tank became an influential source of anti-regulation sentiment.
A discussion on climate change with the students attending the 2012 Holiday Lectures on Science.
Summaries and links to the data files used to create the charts in EarthViewer, including the APK file to manually install the app.
This student worksheet highlights climate concepts in the EarthViewer app.
A highly visual interactive timeline for exploring the history of Gorongosa National Park, from its beginnings as a hunting reserve and decline in the wake of a civil war, to its return to being one of the world’s foremost wildlife treasures and case studies in conservation biology.
Reef-building corals depend on brown-colored symbiotic algae for survival.
One of the largest populations of Nile crocodiles in Africa congregates on the beaches of Lake Urema in Gorongosa National Park.
Coral reefs, how they are threatened by climate change, and how to protect them.
What steps can be taken to avoid the sixth mass extinction?
Pikas are small mammals related to rabbits that can only live in cold climates, either at high latitude or high elevations in North America and Asia.
A smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata) patrols the murky waters of the Everglades National Park in Florida.
The front leg of a sand flea stained with colorful dyes.
An activity that recreates zones of microbial activity in a glass column. To accompany the lecture series Changing Planet: Past, Present, Future.
Reconstructing past continental plate movements reveals the island of Spitsbergen was tropical 500 million years ago.
Zoom into a coral reef and discover photosynthetic algae inside the coral’s cells. Reef-building corals rely on these symbionts for their survival.
CO2 emitted by volcanoes into the atmosphere is removed by a...
Arctic sea ice melted on an unprecedented scale in 2012, opening up the fabled Northwest and Northeast passages.
Sunlight that warms Earth is re-emitted as infrared radiation, which is absorbed by greenhouse gases and causes further warming.
This is a classroom activity in which students use authentic data to assess the threat of coral bleaching around the world. It supports the 2014 Holiday Lectures on Science video featuring Dr. Stephen Palumbi.
This article by Gorongosa National Project staff explains the project’s history, mission, and future goals.