Update: February 2, 2012
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Today is a day to stop and think about predicting spring's arrival. That is because it's Groundhog's Day! Folklore passed down through the ages is one tool to look at predictions, but Journey North gardeners are excited about predicting spring using science and technology. Visit two garden experiments shared by citizen scientists.

This Week's Update Includes:

Image of the Week
Students Receive Symbolic Monarchs in Mexico
Folklore vs. Science
Citizen Science: Slideshow
Welcome citizen scientists! With your test gardens, you can contribute scientific information by monitoring connections between plant growth and climate. Each of you provides a piece of the puzzle. Find out more in today's slideshow.

Students Receive Symbolic Monarchs in Mexico
Spotlight: Test Garden Experiments
When students plant tulips according to Journey North's protocol, questions lead to experiments. Take a look at investigations shared by two groups of curious scientists. Predict what will happen. Then follow the gardens through the spring.

Inspired? Send us your experiments for sharing.

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Experimenting with Planting Depth
Test Gardens: Maps and Journal Page
With more than 415 gardens reported planted, we have launched another season for collecting data and predicting spring's arrival! So far 13 gardens have reported their test gardens emerged. Do you see a pattern? Is this a normal pattern? Visit the map archives to compare this year with others.
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North America
(map | animation | sightings)
(map | animation | sightings)
The next Test Garden update will be posted on February 9, 2012.