Idaho 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.