High School Students Study Climate Change at UMaine 

More than a hundred high school students spent the day at the University of Maine, learning about climate change science.The event was sponsored by UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, the Department of Anthropology and the Department of Earth Sciences.It was designed to give students a better idea of what’s happening around the world as far as climate change is concerned.They took part in hands-on activities, from examining fossils to checking out sections of ice collected from Antarctica.<"what we're trying to do, or what they're trying to do here is to raise the kids' awareness about climate change and how quickly it's happening. We don't realize how fast it's happening!">The lessons were brought a little closer to home when scientists showed the students the record of rising sea level and environmental change in cores from Penobscot Bay.