INTERACT: CAN THE MOST NORTHERN DEER COPE IN A WARMING CLIMATE?
Reindeer are incredibly adapted to withstand snow and cold. They dig through piles of snow and find enough food to survive long winters. But the snow is changing due to climate change. It can form thick ice crusts that the reindeer cannot dig through. Summers are also getting warmer and wetter. Will the reindeer cope? In this webinar, you will learn about animal physiology and the adaptations of deer to living in northern climates. We will look the challenges reindeer face due to climate changes, and what science can tell us about how it will survive.
You join the webinar HERE (no enrolment is needed but please do by clicking the enrolment button below. Then you are notified in case of changes to the schedule)
This webinar is accompanied by a complete educational tool-kit about 'Tundra animals and climate change'. We advise that your students work with the tool-kit prior to the webinar. It is also available in Norwegian. The tool-kit is free to be used by anyone, and comes with a comprehensive teacher's guidelines.