Speaker Series: Hot and Sour – How Ocean Warming and Acidification Affects Marine Organisms

Open to: Grades 6-12 Teachers
Opportunity at a Glance: Marine organisms form habitats supporting lots of biodiversity, some improve the water quality through filtration, while others can act as storm defenses protecting our coastlines. These important functions require a stable 3D structure. However, rising CO2 levels dramatically altering our oceans through warming and acidification will put these marine organisms under intense stress, making it harder for them to maintain their 3D structure. This professional learning session will focus on how museum collections and engineering approaches are used to assess how ocean warming and acidification affects the growth and shape and ultimately, function, of these organisms.
Key dates:  Wednesday November 2 from 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Location: Online
Registration deadline: Tuesday November 1

Take action: Register here
For more information: pl@amnh.org