Climate Change Education Project

Using NASA Data and Tools in the Classroom
In our work with teachers, it is clear that they need educational tools to enhance teaching and student understanding of the impacts of climate change on ecosystems. As a result of this need, staff at the Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) were able to successfully secure funds from NASA to collaborate with teachers in the Chicago area to develop these needed tools. The Climate Change Education Project (CCEP) also utilized a long standing partnership between CBG and Project BudBurst (now housed at the National Ecological Observatory Network).

About CCEP

These BudBurst species were chosen by teachers in Cook County, Illinois. You may want to create your own list of species of local interest.

Malus pumila
Canada thistle
Cirsium arvense
Prunus virginiana
Common lilac
Syringa vulgaris
Flowering dogwood
Cornus florida
Forsythia xintermedia
Foxglove beard tongue
Penstemon digitalis
Large flowered trillium
Trillium grandiflorum
White clover
Trifolium repens
Wild bergamot
Monarda fistulosa