A set of resources to understand the link between periodic life-cycle events in plants and animals (such as flowering, leaf-out, and migration), and climate change.
Students will work on a range of activities–learn about phenology, investigate phenological events, and analyze the link between climate and phenological data (of monarchs, milkweed, and dandelions).
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- What is phenology?
- Name some phenological events in plants and animals.
- What are the climate-related factors that affect periodic life-cycle events in plants and animals?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||Signs of the Seasons: A New England Phenology Program|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Phenology, Phenological Events, Plant and Animal Life Cycle Events|
|Climate Topic||Climate and the Biosphere|
|Type of Tool||Teaching Module|
|Grade Level||High School|
|Developed by||The University of Maine Cooperative Extension|
|Hosted at||The University of Maine Cooperative Extension|