The Repeat Photo Trunk combines photography with precipitation measurement lessons to teach students about Earth's water and energy cycles and the importance of mountain ice. Images included in this exhibit represent a sampling of the US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Repeat Photography Project in Glacier, which conveys how much the glaciers have melted, indicating a warming climate.
This trunk was made possible from a grant from NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission. It is designed to get students thinking about measuring precipitation—snow and ice, as well as rain—not just to do it, but why we would want to do it.
Contains a middle school, 2-week curriculum from Facing the Future about climate change. It also has more repeat photos, podcasts, fact sheets and a resource list to learn more about climate change research in Glacier.
Fun with Rainfall Measurements (Colorado State Extension). We've included the CoCoRaHS rain gauge in case you andyour students want to try measuring rain at your school. Visit the: Community,Collaborative, Rain, Hail and Snow Network—volunteers working together to measure precipitation across the nation at the CoCoRaHS website.
All of Glacier's traveling trunks are free of charge. The Repeat Photography Trunk is handled in partnership with the USGS and can be mailed; shipping charges may apply. To borrow this trunk and/or arrangement shipment please email the USGS.