A Climate of Change at Whiskeytown - Free!

by  Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area has been tracking daily weather for 60 years. This data gives us a glimpse into the changes in climate right here in our back yard. Together we will look into the role that carbon plays in our changing climate. This program is will give you an introduction into climate change and the major causes and what actions people can take to alter these changes.

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30-45 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Teacher(s)/Educator(s), Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Maximum participants:

There is no maximum

Primary Disciplines

Leadership, Problem Solving, Sciences, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Google Hang Out
Microsoft Teams

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Please email 24 hours prior to program time in case of cancellation.

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Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown, CA
United States

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is a 42,000 acre site located in Northern California, 10 miles from Redding. We have diverse ecosystems ranging from oak scrubland to dense coniferous forests. Our elevation ranges from about 600 feet (200 meters) and climbs to over 6000 feet (2000 meters). This all creates an incredible location for a huge range in plants and wildlife and recreation opportunities. Whiskeytown's virtual programs serve the National Park Service mission by helping others enjoy these lands and by teaching about the unique ecosystems, geology and history. Join us in real time with a ranger to learn about Whiskeytown!

Please contact us if you have any questions about program topics or making programs accessible for all participants.

At this time our virtual programs are on rather limited due to limited staffing and moving into our summer visitation season. We look forward to hosting regular virtual programs again in September!

Tyler Compton

Program Details


1. Carbon and Climate Change begins with a brief introduction to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area and the presenting ranger.
2. We then discuss the main sources of carbon.
3. Next we cover the local historical weather data..
4. Finally we explore the importance of human action.
5. Remaining time will be used answer any participant questions.


In this program participants will:
- Explore the role of carbon in climate.
- Understand how global climate change affects local ecosystems.
- Observe local climate and weather data.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

ESS2D 3-5 -- Weather and climate
ESS2D 6-8 -- Weather and climate
ESS2D 9-12 -- Weather and climate
ESS3C 3-5 -- Human impacts on Earth systems
ESS3C 6-8 -- Human impacts on Earth systems
ESS3C 9-12 -- Human impacts on Earth systems
ESS3D 3-5 -- Global climate change
ESS3D 6-8 -- Global climate change
ESS3D 9-12 -- Global climate change