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GME Webinar on Phenology Breaks Records

Updated on May 22, 2020 - 7:16 AM CDT
Posted on May 22, 2020 - 7:15 AM CDT

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GLOBE Mission Earth Webinar: What's a Phenological Garden? Cycles of Life in Your Classroom and Neighborhood, broke previous records in registration, attendance, largest number of international attendees and featuring an international speaker. Over 100 people registered and over 70 attended the webinar on Wednesday, May 20 at 3:00 pm EDT. Starting with the GLOBE Green Up/Green Down Protocol, presenters showcased activities being done by students at schools which can be adapted to home schooling during COVID-19.

Markus Eugster showcased the extensive data collected by his students over the years on his school’s phenological gardens in Sekundarschule Uzwil, Switzerland. His significant longitudinal data collected by his students shows a shift in their growing season. In the photo, students are installing PhenoCams to record changes in the trees (see photos in attachment).

Kathleen Johnson from Boston University described the work being done by students in Providence (RI) schools & discussed what students can do now in their homes. Richard Tramonti, Grade 2 teacher at Anthony Carnvale School, showcased the The Mystery of the Winter Twig lesson  pictured  (see photos in attachment).

Christine Staschiak from NASA Plum Brook Station described the conservation efforts made to keep the natural habitats (prairies, wetlands, etc.) on the station. 

Sara Mierzwiak from the University of Toledo highlighted two school gardens in Toledo (OH) & provided information on creating your own native plants garden.

Laura Kubiak, teacher at the Aerospace and Natural Science Academy, described how students grow Ohio native plants for their spring plant sale.

Check out the webinar on GME YouTube Channel: https://tinyurl.com/globemissionearth2

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