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Projects - Climate Change

A.T. Seasons: Tracking Phenology from Georgia to Maine
Volunteers recording phenology events along the Appalachian Trail.
Arizona Science Center: Bark Beetles and Rainfall
Curriculum materials support teachers involving students in data analysis, investigating how rainfall and temperature relate to bark beetle outbreaks.
Bishop Museum: Makai Watch
Volunteers monitor the health of the coastal communities of Maunalua Bay.
Chabot Space & Science Center: Sword Ferns in the Redwood Ecosystem
Student volunteers investigate the effects of a changing climate on the sword fern.
CoCoRaHS
 
Communicating Climate Change
Twelve science centers, across the United States, using citizen science to investigate local indicators of climate change.
eBird
 
EdVenture: Monarch Larvae Monitoring Program
Students and volunteers explore how butterfly populations are impacted by climate change.
Franklin Institute: eBird
Students in a service-learning program collect data for eBird, a national database of bird observations.
IceWatch USA
 
Juniper Pollen Project
Monitoring pollen release to support asthma and allergy alerts.
Maryland Science Center: Temperature Blast
Exploring climate change and the Urban Heat Island effect around Baltimore.
Mothing
Moth monitoring through photography and upload to the Discover Life website.
Mountain Watch
 
Museum of Discovery and Science: Sea Turtle Research
Volunteers in Fort Lauderdale monitor sea turtle nests for vulnerability to rising temperatures and sea levels.
Nature's Notebook
A national plant and animal phenology observation program.
NestWatch
 
New York Hall of Science: BudBurst
Individuals and families of all ages in Queens, New York, track the flowering and fruiting of plants through Project BudBurst
North American Bird Phenology Program
 
Ozone Garden
Students monitor the effects of ground-level ozone, and assess damage to plants, in this program from the Great Smoky Mountain Institute at Tremont.

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