Summer is a great time to go swimming in lakes or the ocean. But readers may not know that marine biomes are at risk from warming caused by climate change. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia is one of the natural wonders of the world. It is also one of the largest biomes threatened by climate change. In Restoring the Great Barrier Reef, which is a 2020 Junior Library Guild selection, readers get a closer look at this incredible ecosystem and the threats it faces.
This book, like the others in the Saving Earth’s Biomes series, is packed with information for young readers. Science terms and complex topics are explained with easy-to-understand language. Additionally, with a helpful quiz and glossary, readers increase their vocabulary as well as comprehension. Educators also have access to a free, curated lesson plan to help students gain important skills in interpreting graphs and visual information.
Restoring an entire ecosystem can seem daunting. However, Restoring the Great Barrier Reef invites students to think locally in the fight against climate change. Educators and students alike gain valuable insight into how climate change does more than make our summers hotter and our winters colder.