Tulip Garden Update: November 3, 2006
Today's Report Includes:
178 and Counting
Journey North gardeners have been busy digging and planting! Study the map. How is it different from last month? It seems most of the gardens are in the Northern states and Canada. What factors might lead to this phenomenon?
There is one garden in CA planted on 10/30/06. Why would they be planting this far south instead of following the planting directions for warmer climates? Can you solve the mystery?
Is there a pattern of gardens planted so far. What latitudes do they all lie between? Using what you know about geography, why do you think the first gardens of the season have been planted in these locations?
Global Garden Partners – How do We Compare?
What do we know about the others participating in this big experiment?
Did you know...
it be fun to share information with other gardeners?
Try this lesson with printable journal pages to get you going. >>
Get a head-start by finding out when tulips bloom where you live. How many types of information sources can you use to find out? As a class, come together and review the information you collect. Is there a date everyone agrees upon? Share this with your Partner Garden.
Springtime and Place on the Globe
This month as we watch the map fill with tulip garden sites we can begin to think about spring’s arrival. Here are some questions to get you started.
What’s YOUR latitude? At this distance from the equator will spring arrive to all the gardens at the same time? Play around with the tulip map and make a list of other gardens at or near your latitude.
Now try this with other gardens at your latitude. Keep a record of your predictions in your Tulip Garden Journal >>
Spotlight on Classrooms Across the Ocean
Find our British gardeners’ site on the Journey North tulip map. Their school belongs to a group of schools with ECO (Ecological Community Oriented) status. What can you find out about Derbyshire? Is the geography and climate similar to yours?
Welcome Back Kaiserslautern!
Students at this school are Americans living in Germany. Their families are serving in the US Armed Services.
Garlough Gets into Gardening
Garlough Elementary started off their year implementing an all-school environmental curriculum. Their theme as they kick off their new Magnet status is, “into the woods.”
Last month every single student planted a tulip and sent a Symbolic Monarchs to Mexico all in one fun filled autumn day.
Eagle View Elementary Celebrates Planting
Eagle View Nature Center provides tremendous resources for the students in Pequot Lakes, MN. They planted 1,200 tulip bulbs this fall for a total of 3,000 tulips bulbs in past 3 years. The school garden also grew close to 600 different varieties of pumpkins, squashes, and gourds. Their fall harvest sale was so successful they sold out in 30 minutes! They shared some of their fun in pictures.
Take a look! >>
The suggestions in this guide are provided to help teachers integrate Journey North's program in the classroom.