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Warmer Water Kills Salmon Eggs

WGBH, Teachers' Domain

In this video segment, adapted from a student video produced at Northwest Indian College in Bellingham Washington, Native American elders discuss the impact of climate change on salmon populations and the importance of restoring balance in the natural world.

Video length is 3:05 min.

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Teaching Tips

About the Science

  • This video features Native American elders discussing the impact of climate change on salmon populations. A Native educator explains that even a small change in temperature can result in a population decline that could threaten Native peoples and their way of life.
  • Comments from expert scientist: This activity presents an alternate perspective of the global warming. The people who are impacted the most are voicing their observations, connections and concerns. This is a great human ecology connection, but from a completely traditional perspective. Such alternative perspective are important for students to learn about how human activities alter the landscapes.

About the Pedagogy

  • A good essay and discussion questions accompany the video.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Video can be viewed online or downloaded.

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