Citizen Science Central, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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- This is a good entry point to a unit on phenology.
- This animation can be used to stimulate participation in student projects in climate change and phenology, to get students collecting data at school or community.
- Students can be engaged in citizen science projects like "Project Budburst" http://neoninc.org/budburst/.
- There are two slightly different versions of this slide show - for eastern US and western US - with different examples. See http://www.birds.cornell.edu/citscitoolkit/climatechange/c3-sciencentral-videos for both.
About the Science
- Produced by Citizen Science Central, Cornell Lab of Ornithology; it is also on the website of the National Phenology Network.
- Passed initial science review - expert science review pending.
About the Pedagogy
- By giving examples of citizen science with a focus on seasonal changes observed in plants and animals, this slide show will encourage students and other citizens to develop and share their own quality data sets.
- This is a great opportunity to introduce the concept of Citizen Science to students.
- The National Phenology Network website has training videos and resource materials on how to become a citizen scientist and gather and contribute data to their database.
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