New ‘Science Trek’ Digital Shorts Explore Habitat

Science TrekIdaho Public Television’s original series Science Trek visits with Krista Biorn, wildlife habitat biologist, and Peter Ott, senior wildlife technician, both with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, in a series of digital shorts released in April about habitat and how it is affected by wildfire, climate change and availability of food.

Each month, Science Trek explores a subject with short videos available on the Science Trek website, on a Facebook page for parents and teachers, on YouTube, and on PBS LearningMedia, a free media site for preK-12 educators.

The following digital shorts are available on these platforms in April:

Habitat: Habitat Basics – Your habitat is where you live. Find out what four qualities all animals need to have a good habitat and why each creature has its own job or niche in order to survive.

Habitat: Restoring Habitat – Join biologists with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game as they explain how wildfire can change a habitat and what they do to restore and reunite habitat for deer and other animals in the Boise River Habitat District.

Habitats: Food Webs – One of the most important part of a habitat is the availability of food. Find out more about Food Webs and their role in a healthy habitat.

Habitat: Habitats, Ecosystems, and Biomes – Scientists classify our world in many ways. Find out the difference between habitats, ecosystems and biomes.

Habitat: Climate Change and Habitats – What is climate change and how does it affect habitats?

Habitat: Habitat Loss – A habitat is lost when the plant or animal can no longer survive in that place. Find out what causes habitat loss.


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