Climate Change and Citizen Science

This animation describes how citizen observations can document the impact of climate change on plants and animals. It introduces the topic of phenology and data collection, the impact of climate change on phenology, and how individuals can become citizen scientists.

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Citizen Science Central, Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

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"

There are two slightly different versions of this slide show - for eastern US and western US - with different examples. See for both.

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