[SCHOOL] YOUR Elementary School

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[TITLE] "Discovering Science"
[SUB-TITLE] Students Plant Tulip Test Garden to Track Seasonal Change

[BODY OF PRESS RELEASE] This fall at YOUR ELEMENTARY School, students are planting tulip bulbs as part of an international experiment that tracks the arrival of spring. Through Journey North, a premier citizen science program, students around the world track seasonal change and wildlife migration.

From planting-to-bloom the Journey North Test Garden has given students skills to better understand of the relationship between sunlight and the seasons across the Northern Hemisphere.

  • Using the scientific method to analyze plant growth.
  • Tracking seasonal changes to make connections between climate and plant growth.
  • Contributing garden observations to the Journey North database to explore scientific questions.


  • "I love that students experience first hand the scientific method and then share those results with other schools and other communities around the world."
  • "The math and science connections to our curriculum are perfect: counting, measuring, observing, predicting, drawing, labeling. Plus the front of our school looks beautiful each spring."

planting bulbs
Photo: Alexandra Dekerf
Photo: Teri Bickmore
blooming tulip garden
Photo: Henderson

[INFORMATION] Journey North is a free, Internet-based program presented by Annenberg Learner, a division of the Annenberg Foundation.
Journey North engages students and citizen scientists around the globe in tracking wildlife migration and seasonal change. Using Journey North, students explore plant growth in their own gardens by running a global experiment to track the arrival of spring. Through interrelated investigations, students discover that sunlight drives all living systems.

[MORE INFORMATION] Please visit the Journey North web site for more details.

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JN is supported by Annenberg Media. Established in 1991 with a grant from the Annenberg Foundation, the Project uses media and communications to improve math and science education for the nation’s 44 million school children. Journey North is supported as a model for math/science education reform.