Fall 2008 Posted Thursdays: Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11, and Jan. 8
January 8, 2009
Our new year’s count is now over 400 gardens. Which garden will be the first to emerge? Keep a close watch! If you have early emergence be sure to report it. If you expect winter weather to return, be sure to mulch the garden to protect tender tulip leaf tissue. Learn about a garden partnership across 2 continents where classrooms in Oregon and Azerbaijan are learning about each other.
December 11, 2008
Over 358 gardens have been planted across the Northern Hemisphere. More gardens will be planted once bulbs are pulled from the refrigerator. Now in artificial winter conditions, the bulbs will be planted in warm weather areas in the new year. Start a new study to explore the temperatures in and around your garden as winter settles in. You may be surprised at what you find. You are a citizen scientist. Find out what that means.
November 13, 2008
Study the tulip garden maps across the Northern Hemisphere to find 227 gardens planted to proclaim the arrival of spring 2009. Find a global garden partner to share your unique locations. Try the Annual Microclimate Challenge to cause 2 tulip bulbs to bloom as many days apart as possible. Gardeners share pictures and stories of their planting experiences. Learn about a class that composts lunchroom scraps for the garden.
October 9, 2008
What is a tulip bulb? Science begins with observation. Learn to look at your bulb closely. Draw it, and compare it with others. How would you describe it? New Journey North tulip garden maps give us a good view of Europe and Asia. Watch for gardens to appear on the other side of the globe this fall! Brush up on map reading with a weather map. And, try an experimental garden to compare with your official Journey North garden.
September 11, 2008
Welcome to the 2008 Journey North Tulip Garden Study! We’re kicking off the season with an introductory video and slide show to explain what it’s all about. We will use a rubric to explore the schoolyard and choose a site that best represents your local climate. Finally, we share many tips to help you organize your Journey North garden study this year.

Welcome and Orientation
Beginning September 11, Tulip UPDATES will be posted here.

Get 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. >>