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