This mini exhibit explores the science behind climate change and introduces current climate change research to the public. Panels cover the topics of changing climate, ocean acidification and sea level rise, giving examples of how data is collected and current research in these fields. The exhibit also provides websites for further exploring climate change impacts.


The purpose of this exhibit is to introduce visitors to the science behind our understanding of climate change and current climate change research and to provide further resources for learning about these topics.


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Antarctic Ice Stream Dynamics

Sea Floor Organisms and Changing Ocean Conditions in the Antarctica

Ice Core Drilling in West Antarctica

Ice Core Drilling in West Antarctica 2010

Other Resources:

Author / Credits

This lesson was developed in a joint effort between educators and researchers during the PolarTREC 2015 East Antarctic Ice Stream Dynamics expedition.

Created by Dominique Richardson, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (dominique.richardson [at], a facility of the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks with support from FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, with contributions from Frank Nitsche, Chuck Amsler, Heidi Roop, Ed Mastro, Juli Passerelli, Kiersten Darrow and Gary Florin. Photos, maps and diagrams as credited in exhibits.

File Attachments

Exhibit Panels from Cabrillo Marine Aquarium


Resource Details

Author(s): Dominique Richardson
Related Expeditions:


  • PDF of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Exhibit


Arctic, Antarctic

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Grade Level

All Ages




Archaeology and Anthropology | Climate Change | Life Science | Climate Change | Physical Science | Climate Change | Engineering | Climate Change | Polar Science | General Polar Science | Earth Science | Climate Change