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