Students will use the climate simulation tool to explore changes in Tivoli Bays, a freshwater tidal ecosystem.
Tivoli Bays Sea Level Rise Climate Simulation
Students will know how climate change may affect a local ecosystem and will be able to explain the impacts of sea level rise in a wetland.
Students should load the Climate Simulation (this may take a few minutes).
Have students use the attached worksheet to work through the changes that will take place in the Tivoli Bays ecosystem as a result of rising sea levels.
Students will use the interactive webpage to explore change over time. Monitor student use of the website so they know how to see data in different views (graph or table), and how to turn on and off different years, and how to make different parts of the screen larger and smaller using the small tabs on the sides of each component of the screen.