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The Second Solution: Riparian Restoration

Northwest Biocarbon Initiative, Climate Solutions

This video illustrates how one community developed and implemented a sustainable solution to help keep stream water cool enough for healthy fish. Their solution has the added benefit of removing CO2 from the atmosphere.

Video length is 4:57 min.

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Middle School: 9 Disciplinary Core Ideas
High School: 6 Disciplinary Core Ideas

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Teaching Tips

  • Video is a great example of the benefits of community solutions to solve sustainability conflicts.
  • Other fact sheets related to this type of restoration work can be found here: http://climatesolutions.org/programs/NBI

About the Science

  • Video provides an example of how creative planning (planting trees and shrubs) can reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, help protect species, filter agricultural runoff, and reduce monetary costs.
  • Data sources not provided.
  • Comments from expert scientist:
    Scientific strengths:
    - Describes why fish need cold water, for more dissolved oxygen
    - Explains the economical and environmental benefits of a riparian zone instead of a refrigerator

About the Pedagogy

  • Video describes an interesting and motivating restoration project.
  • Illustrates how different areas of science (biology and atmospheric science) overlap.
  • No guidance provided for educator.

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