Navajo Elders' Observations on Climate Change
WGBH, Teachers' Domain
Video length 2:41 min.Learn more about Teaching Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness»
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- As part of a unit on climate change, students could research observations by indigenous people from varied locations.
About the Science
- The two Navajo Elders' observations include changes in the rainy season, more violent storms, and changes in the characteristics of both wind and snow. They describe the disappearance of some plants and express concern about how changes in climate are negatively affecting people and animals.
- Comments from expert scientist: The video of the Navajo Elders is great. They are presenting their observations over time.
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