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Introducing Budburst and Community Science

Use and customize materials contributed by Dr. Emma Oschrin, and Dr. Pamela Hanratty at Indiana University to show students how citizen/community scientists have contributed to the field of phenology. Materials were developed for classes participating in Budburst's Phenology and Climate Project.

Materials include:

Phenology and Citizen Science Reading

  • This Bioscience Magazine article by Amy Mayer describes how volunteers have historically contributed to scientific studies by documenting the timing of phenological events.

Budburst 2011 Project Summary

  • This report presents Budburst data showing the advancement of spring bloom times for a number of North American plant species.

Assessment questions

  • These assignments include questions to encourage reflection and assess student understanding of the readings listed above.

Related Resources

  1. Phenology and Citizen Science Reading
  2. Budburst 2011 Summary Report
  3. Assessment Questions: Budburst 2011 Summary Report
  4. Assessment Questions: Phenology and Citizen Science

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