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Community of Observers

Main Project Information
Goal Understand environmental indicators of climate change.
Task Add your observations online.
Where Vermont, United States of America

Get to know the nature of YOUR world! The Fairbanks Community of Observers is to encourage greater public clarity around environmental indicators of climate change in Vermont and northern New Hampshire. Using the website developed by the Fairbanks Museum, we'll collect your quantitative data focused on the life cycles of specific birds, butterflies and wildflowers that are sensitive to environmental change as well as seasonal weather data that is characteristic to our region.

The Community of Observers is for individuals, families, clubs, groups and schools. It is designed to encourage citizen scientists to gain a deeper understanding of the cycles and patterns that characterize our region through the seasons, and how the habitats that depend on these cycles might be affected by global climate shifts.

How to Join

Sign up on our website and begin uploading your observations!

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike, In the car, At home, In snow or rain, On a walk, run, At school, At a science center, zoo or aquarium
Class Materials
Tags birds, butterflies, flower, flowers, phenology, vermont, weather, wildflower, wildflowers
Project Updated 08/05/2017