Wolves of Isle Royale

Black River Falls High School, Black River Falls, WI

The wolves and moose of Isle Royale are part of the longest predator-prey study in history. Recently, the wolf population has crashed, leaving only 2 wolves that are highly inbred. The only way new wolves can access Isle Royale is over an ice bridge across Lake Superior. With climate change, the ice bridges that used to form 80% of the time, now only have a 10% chance of forming, and the next ice bridge may be the last. Should our National Parks do something about the effects of climate change if they can?

Produced by Kim Leadholm, Kianna Heller, Julia Peterson, and Memphis Cleveland at Black River Falls High School in Black River Falls, Wisconsin. Mentor support provided by Zack Schultz and John Dollar. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Julie Tiedens.

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