As the world grows warmer, plants and animals sometimes have to move
to find cooler habitats. In Arizona, the rare Mt. Graham red squirrel lives
in mountain forests above 8,500 feet. Now climate change threatens its survival.
If the climate grows warmer, the forests will change and force the squirrels to
adapt or go extinct. At the Chabot Space and Science Museum in Oakland, California,
you can learn about Earth’s changing climate from Bill Nye the Science Guy in the
interactive exhibits in the newly opened Climate Lab.
At the Habitats on the Move exhibit you can put animals into their appropriate
habitats by matching the colors of their labels to the bands in the pyramid.
What do you think happens to the animals at the top when their habitat becomes too warm?