Jeffers Foundation is proud to announce a new initiative to engage
students and teachers from around Minnesota in Phenology
Phenology, as defined by Freshwater, "is the science of tracking biological & physical events of nature in relationship to weather & climate"
Make every Friday a Phenology Friday
and submit YOUR Observations!
Jeffers is teaming up with teachers and students across Minnesota to collect and share phenological data they are observing in their schoolyards, neighborhoods, and communities
Observations could include:
lists of sightings such as bird migrations, signs of animals & animal tracks, flowering of plants, leaf emergence in the spring & color change in the fall, freeze-over & ice-out dates of local lakes & ponds, etc
sensory observations: feels like, sounds like, smells like, looks like
poems inspired by observations