In the Arizona desert, scientists conduct studies and experiments aimed to help us better understand our environment and what sort of things are happening to it due to climate change. The location is Biosphere 2, an immense structure that contains a replica ocean, savannah, and rainforest, among other Earth biomes. It’s a unique take on the Scientists in the Field mission statement — in this case, the lab is a replica that allows the scientists to conduct large-scale experiments that would otherwise be impossible.
About the Author
Mary Kay Carson is the author of dozens of books for kids and teachers about space, weather, nature, and other science and social studies topics. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. Visit her website at www.marykaycarson.com.Tom Uhlman has been a freelance photographer for twenty five years. He photographs lot of news and sporting events, but enjoys shooting pictures of wildlife and the natural world most of all. Visit his website at www.tomuhlmanphoto.com.