Maps are like treasure chests; they are filled with jewels of information about climate, geography, weather, temperature and historical data.
Big and Flat
Most maps we see are two-dimensional. The map below represents the Earth on a flat surface. How do you think this map could be used to reveal information about test gardens?
Earth in Space
This photograph was taken from an orbiting satellite. What kinds of information could this kind of map reveal?
What do the bands of color on this map reveal?
Collections of Information
Maps can show information collected over time. What information does this map reveal.
Tools for Predicting
Gather your treasure chest of maps to reveal patterns of spring's arrival. Each kind of map gives us a piece of the puzzle. Use the maps to predict when gardens emerge.Watch for patterns of test garden emergence.