Climate scientists are recording a change in the timing and volume of snow precipitation in the Alps. Ski resorts are now making ‘fake snow’ ski runs, either from mains water or from water in alpine reservoirs.
In January 2017, some Alpine Ski resorts were at the point of declaring a water drought. This would mean that there would be no ‘fake snow’ and tourists would be unable to ski. Tourism brings employment and economic benefits to Bavaria. If the skiing season becomes shorter, would mountain biking be an option for adventurous tourists?
While playing a board game, your learners develop their HOTS (Higher Order Thinking Skills) and discuss whether a fictional ski instructor, Richard Fromm, in the Bavarian Alps, should exchange his skis for bicycle wheels.
Included in this guide is ‘Meet the Scientists’, revealing the real climate scientists who are Richard Fromm, Jack Schaeffer and Viktoria Engel.
Author: Kay Douglas
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Keywords: Climate change, Alps, Germany, German Language, Snow, Skiing, Discussion, Debate, Higher Order Thinking Skills, Game, Maps, Map skills