Our wide range of activities encourage collaboration with people from all walks of life, observing and sharing data together in their neighborhoods, nature centers, and nature loving hobbies.
At [my school] we have used Budburst in our Botany Classes. In tandem with learning about what plants need to grow, it has been a wonderful hands-on introduction to pollinators and biodiversity. Students have learned to be good stewards of their environment and valuable citizen-scientists.PAULETTE POULTON, TEACHER, JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Throughout the year, there are a number of projects for community scientists to join and contribute to. From plant observations to plant and animal interactions and beyond, there’s always something for everyone to enjoy.
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Budburst is a project of the
Chicago Botanic Garden
One of the treasures of the
Forest Preserves of Cook County