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A project of the Chicago Botanic Garden


Something for everyone and every age.

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.

  1. For Groups

    Get involved with a group or start your own.
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  2. For Educators

    Use Budburst as a tool to illustrate the phenological process, as well as an avenue to introduce students to climate change.
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  3. For Families

    Use Budburst as a fun and fulfilling outdoor activity for all ages.
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Student activities

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.


Budburst Projects

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.

Do your part for our planet. Join Budburst today.

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Chicago Botanic Garden

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Forest Preserves of Cook County

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