Climate Kids Connects - Climate Science and Carnivores

Welcome to Climate Kids Connects! We are so glad you are here. As you may have heard, the Earth needs our help. Our global climate is changing and this will impact our communities, both human and natural. This is a big problem and it will take all of us thinking creatively to come up with solutions. On today's blog, we are going to focus on a group of animals that play a key role in the food web - carnivores!



Welcome to Climate Kids Connects!


For today's edition we are going to be exploring a group of animals that play a key role in the food web - carnivores. Carnivores, or animals that eat meat, come in many different shapes and sizes, and are specially adapted to their environment. These adaptations make them skilled predators - especially in the eyes of their prey!



Carnivores are important links in the ecosystem as they help control prey populations. As the climate changes, increased temperatures, changes in water availability, and wildfires will impact where carnivores can live. The activities below will explore how climate change is impacting carnivores and what you can do to help.

 

Educational Videos



Thru the Lens

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