What is climate change, and how is it affecting coastal Carolina? That is the question that a group teens from Isaac Bear Early College High School set out to answer for their Third National Student Summit on the Ocean & Coasts project. Representing the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, four teens spent months researching climate change issues such as salt water intrusion in rivers, changes to barrier islands, disappearing beachers, and habitat loss in longleaf pine forests in the Wilmington, North Carolina region.
The video below was produced for the National Student Summit and presented at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History on February 15, 2011. To continue their research project, the teens plan to produce a second video to educate their community about climate change and the impacts it has on their community.