Thursdays: Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, and Jan. 9
||December 13, 2007
The tulip garden map is filling up with the last of the planting
reports from warm climate gardeners. Why do they put their bulbs
How do observing tulip growth and climate change go together? Find
out more. And, explore temperatures underground as the tulip bulbs
We now have 174 gardens on the map! Students have been busy digging,
measuring and planting the bulbs they have come to know so well.
Take the Microclimate Challenge: Cause 2 tulip bulbs to bloom as
many days apart as possible. And now is the time to explore and design
your own tulip experiments. Study the map and find a gardening partner!
Our map shows 17 gardens planted. These gardens are leading the way
as many others get ready to dig in for another year of observing
tulips and spring. Prepare by getting familiar with the maps that
will help you predict spring’s arrival across North America.
Investigate a tulip bulb inside and out. Dig up an old bulb to see
how new bulbs are grown. Then try your hand at re-creating the tulip
bulb life cycle.
What’s it all about? Dig in to the tulip garden study with
a tour of gardens, a printable booklet, and a slideshow. Where will
you locate your official Journey North garden? Learn more about your
own schoolyard. Gather data about temperature, sunlight, slope, and
more before you get out the shovel.
Beginning September 13, Tulip UPDATES will
be posted here.
ready to plant your bulbs for this year's tulip project. Find
out how to report your planting and track the arrival of spring
on real-time maps. >>