Teaching Phenology and Climate Change


Hours for Learning Activity:

15 learning hours

Date and Time:

Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00pm to Friday, April 13, 2018, 1:00pm

Registration Deadline:

Thursday, March 15, 2018, 1:00pm


Learn how the study of life cycles of plants are affected by climate change, and how to use Project BudBurst to get your students observing plants like a scientist.

In this month-long, facilitated online course, discover how the study of plant life cycles (phenology) reveals some consequences of climate change. Gain tips for structuring your class and leading activities to incorporate a citizen science project (Budburst) into your lesson plans. Your students will be able to contribute observations to a national database and use that data to analyze how the world is changing.  Offered by the Citizen Science Academy of the Chicago Botanic Garden.

Illinois CPDUs: 15, Graduate Professional Development Credit (additional fee): 2

Grade level: K – 12

$70 (Chicago Botanic Garden members receive 20% discount)

Learn more and register: https://www.chicagobotanic.org/teacher_programs/teaching_phenology_and_climate_change