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2023 Spring Campaign Newsletters

Newsletter #1 - Spring trees are beautiful. Let's watch them together.

Newsletter #2 - How to start your spring tree observations 

Newsletter #3 - Ideas to Explore and Bond with Your Tree 


Activities for students



Activity 1: My Tree + carbon activity: Tree Growth Game

Activity 2: Look at the Buds + Data Sheet + Carbon Around Me

Activity 3: First Leaves + carbon activity: Carbon in my tree

Activity 4: My Green Up Data + Data Upload Guide + carbon activity: The Case of Missing Carbon + Data Sheet

Activity 5: Green Color Scale


How Tall Is My Tree - measuring tree height

Air Conditioned by Trees - how trees affect the microclimate in their surroundings and help us to cool the urban environment.



Activity 1: My Tree

Activity 2: Color Change of Leaves

Activity 3: My Green Down Data + Data Upload Guide

How Leaves Lose Weight - carbon activity 

How Tall Is My Tree - measuring tree height


Tree field guides

Sour cherry   

Field guide


Field guide


Field guide


Field guide


Field guide


Field guide

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Green Up/Down e-training

To enter Green up/down data and work with it in the GLOBE program, you need to be trained. You can take the training online here: protocol e-training.

If you haven't yet done any GLOBE training, you will need to take the modules: Introduction to GLOBE, Introduction to Biosphere and then Green-up or Green-down protocol.


GLOBE protocols

Green up


Green down

How to work with GLOBE data?

GLOBE Data Entry - GLOBE data can be submitted on a desktop pc or using the GLOBE data entry app.

Green-down Data Upload Guide - how to upload autumn data to the GLOBE Database

Green-up Data Upload Guide - how to upload spring data to the GLOBE Database

Phenology Data Visualization Guide - Instruction for visualizing GLOBE phenology data


Lesson plans and activities

  • A first look at phenology - Students explore patterns, similarities, and differences among plants at the same location.
  • A sneak preview of budburst - Students observe the relationship between the budburst and temperature.
  • An Alaskan Spring Mystery (Middle and high school, grades 6-12) - Students learn about the timing of spring budburst and practice asking questions and analyzing and interpreting data
  • What's hidden in tree buds (age 11-14) - Students get familiar with the structure of the buds of deciduous trees, they observe the bud sprouting and the changes that trees undergo in spring.
  • Confused buds (primary school) - Students learn how to record measurements, sort and evaluate data.  
  • Green down (age 11-14) - Students learn to ask questions while using the research cycle.
  • Color Palette (age 11-14) - Students record the color change of an observed tree.  


Would you like to share your learning activity with the Phenology campaign community?

Please let us know at lenka.kleger@terezanet.cz.