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Project BudBurst

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Presented By Chicago Botanic Garden
Goal Help scientists by observing changes in plants.
Task Make regular observations of your plants and submit data.
Where Project BudBurst
United States of America

Project BudBurst is a national network of citizen scientists monitoring plants as the seasons change. It was created in 2007 as a community engagement effort to bring about a better understanding of how plants respond to changes in climate locally, regionally, and nationally. Instructional materials are available to support implementation in a variety of educational settings.

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Project Timing Year-round, whenever plants are active.
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Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per month
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium, At home, In snow or rain
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Tags botany, climate change, phenology, plant phenology, seasons
Project Updated 01/30/2018