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100K+ Resources. PBS LearningMedia offers teachers more than 100,000 videos, images, interactives, lesson plans and articles drawn from critically acclaimed PBS programs such as NOVA, Frontline, American Experience, and Sid the Science Kid, and from expert content contributors like The National Archives and NASA. 

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Climate Wisconsin Series

Climate Wisconsin

From warming trout streams to decreasing ice cover, lower lake levels to extreme heat, Climate Wisconsin tells stories of our rapidly changing climate.  The online educational multimedia project features ten videos and two interactive resources along with background essays and teaching tips.

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Forestry

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Marshall Pecore, forest manager for Menominee Tribal Enterprises, describes the forest's economic and cultural value, and the management techniques used in order to sustain it. He identifies invasive species and diseases as a major threat to forest health, a threat that may intensify as Wisconsin's climate warms.

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Farming

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Kyle Niedfeldt Zenz, a fourth generation farmer in Bangor, WI, is the farm manager at Old Oak Family Farm. Watch as she describes the diverse crops and animals raised on the farm and the challenges they face from climate change, including pests and disease.

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Extreme Heat

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This video features Elijah Furquan, a spoken word artist in Milwaukee, WI, who describes the effects of extreme heat on his urban community.

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Birkebeiner

Birkebeiner

This video follows John Kotar through the 2010 American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race from Cable to Hayward, WI. Having skied every 'Birkie' since it started in 1973, John shares his experience and how the race is being threatened by climate change.

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Ice Fishing

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Climate change is affecting the duration of ice cover on Lake Monona in Madison, WI. Learn about the relationship between ice fishing and decreasing ice cover through the eyes of two local ice fishers.

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Adaptation And Mitigation

Adaptation And Mitigation

This animated video distinguishes the roles of mitigation and adaptation in responding to climate change. The video offers examples of actions that humans can take as individuals and a society to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change on natural and built environments.

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Fly Fishing

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Follow Peter Cozad, a fly fishing guide in Viroqua as he explores a few of the many trout streams in southwestern Wisconsin. Learn why fly fishing is important to the economy of the region as well as to him personally, and how it may be threatened by climate change.

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Phenology

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Nina Leopold Bradley recounts how she learned as a child to record first flower blooms and the arrival of birds on her family's land along the Wisconsin River.

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