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Reuben H. Fleet Science Center: plant phenology

Volunteers in San Diego monitor the timing of plant life cycle events.

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center: plant phenology

As part of the Communicating Climate Change (C3) Citizen Science initiative, museum visitors and volunteers in San Diego observe and record local phenomena that are indicative of climate change. The Reuben H. Fleet Science Center has partnered with scientists at the San Diego Natural History Museum to ask volunteers to monitor the timing of plant life cycle events, such as the first leaf or first flower, in order to uncover changes in climate on a local scale. Volunteers submit their data to the San Diego County Phenology Project and the national BudBurst project.

 

Keywords:

Topic – climate change, phenology, monitoring

Audience - public, educators

Location - San Diego, California

Goals - education, research

 

Collaborators:

Association of Science Technology Centers

Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego County Phenology Project

BudBurst


Contacts:

Debbie DeRoma, Director of Education, Reuben H. Fleet Science Center  email Debbie