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GLOBE Phenology and Climate Project

Plants are flowering faster than climate change models predict, according to a recent BBC report that was lartely based on results published in the journal Nature. Longer growing seasons may affect insects, allergens, animal migrations and may mean the need for more water -- to name a few of the potential impacts.

Your students can now take a leadership role in researching how seasonal patterns are changing while learning about the important relationship between plants and climate by taking part in the Student Climate Research Campaign's (SCRC) new GLOBE Phenology and Climate Project. Read more›

Here's how it works: Your students are encouraged to take measurements of:

  • Budburst and Green-up
  • Green-down
  • Air Temperature
  • Precipitation
  • Soil Temperature
  • Soil Moisture

Then, enter these data points into the GLOBE database.

The phenology and climate project is part of the Student Climate Research Campaign (SCRC) Phase Two. Each school will need to determine the appropriate times for their school to conduct the phenology protocols and associated atmosphere and soil measurements. You may already be experiencing seasonal changes; if so, now is a good time to start.

See the phenology and climate project web page for more information.

Event Topics: Campaigns and Projects (IOPs, etc) type: globe-events

Events origin: GLOBE Implementation Office