Lesson 4 - Field Trip: Exploring citizen science and making connections between phenology and ecology

Overview

Students experience citizen science with Project Budburst by naming and identifying phenological stages of plants. They explore the importance of citizen science by making connections between the field trip and the work they have been completing in the classroom. They evaluate ways in which climate change and subsequent phenological shifts could affect other species in an ecosystem.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Describe citizen science and its importance.
  2. Name and identify basic phenological stages of plants.
  3. Evaluate ways in which climate change and subsequent phenological shifts could affect other species in an ecosystem.

Lesson 4 Standards