What factors have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century? How will future climate change impact Maryland’s Eastern Shore? What is the role of trees in reducing global warming? Through hands-on learning, students will act out the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere, and geosphere. They’ll create models to illustrate the greenhouse effect, collect information to determine their own carbon footprint, and study tree rings to make predictions about climate change (NGSS HSESS2-6, HS-ESS3-5).