May 7, 2009
to the Journey North Tulip Garden Study!
Students in Palmer, AK dug a sample from their garden to see
if the bulbs were still there. This is what they found.
When will the Palmer tulips emerge?
Stay tuned one more week!
They are very pretty!" wrote students from Norwood, NY. Students
in the northern—most regions are just now reporting spring
has sprung in their gardens. Watch the map animations closely to
see which gardens are showing emergence and bloom this week. Or,
visit the Field Notes to see where the latest reports are coming
map is almost completed for the spring of 2009. Emerging tulips
reported in MN, SK, and AK this week, and we have Red Emperors blooming
in Japan. We are still waiting for a few gardens to emerge—so
tune in next week for our final data report!
tulips have finally emerged!!! Our area was hit with more than the
average snow fall. We have had temperatures in the 30's for many
weeks and as a result the bulbs have just started to emerge. As
of Monday, we have 5 bulbs that have emerged anywhere from 1/4 of
an inch to 2 inches. Our first day of temperatures in the upper
50's to lower 60's. The students are excited to finally see some
results after journaling all year long that the bulbs were under
the snow." St Hilaire, MN 05/04/09
had worried that the tulips were under a huge pile of plowed snow,
but they were closer to the building and not as deeply covered as
I had feared. Plus even the giant piles of snow have been shrinking
fast as our highs during the day this week were 60 degrees and more
a few days! Still gets cold at night, though. Can't wait until they
all bloom!" Haines, AK 04/23/09
were up and for a short period were beginning to bloom. Then a Canadian
cold front arrived and combined with a Pacific front, began to dump
record number of inches of snow combined with record cold. Highways
and schools were closed, and in some areas 60 inches of snow was
recorded. Today, Friday May 1, the weather is warming up and the
snow is beginning to melt." Lewistown,
are happy to report that our tulips have bloomed. We have been learning
about phototropism and it has been exciting to see our tulips open
wide to welcome the sun each day and to close up tight at night."
Rochester, NY 04/25/09
Photos: Dan Gillard
students themselves are so proud and in wonder. They have emailed
me on the weekends even to update the tulips' progress."
Winterport, ME 04/30/09
What Did I Learn?
Journey North tulip garden brings a lot of excitement. Students gather
information, dig in the dirt, plant, send in field observations, study
maps, and make predictions.
Capture the learning experience. Show what you have learned. Here
are a couple of ideas teachers are using.
this creative assessment (K-2) >> |
Evaluation: Please Share Your Thoughts! >>
you take a few minutes to complete our Year-end
help, we can we document Journey North's reach, impact and value. We need
comments like yours to keep the program going and growing.
Journey North Lessons and Links
the Expert: Answers Posted >>
(frequently Asked Questions): Archives
from past years >>
Botany Lesson: Tulip,
a Member of the Lily Family >>
The Beauty of Botany >>
Watch it Bloom >>
Does Your Garden Grow? >>
Garden Journals (click-and-print) >>
FINAL Tulip Garden Update Will Be Posted on May 14, 2009.