MUN Botanical Garden is the coordination center for the Newfoundland and Labrador component of the national Plantwatch program. This program enlists volunteer observers to record the timing of blooming dates (phenology) of early flowering native plants. The data collected provincially and nationally can be used as indicators of environmental changes in the areas where the plants are growing.
Please visit the Canadian PlantWatch website for more information about the program.
Our Plants and Climate Change: PlantWatch School Program
This program includes a teacher’s resource kit with lesson plans, extended activities, plant id cards and a reusable classroom poster. There are a limited number of printed copies of the Teacher’s Guide, classroom poster, plant id sheets and cards available upon request from Madonna Bishop – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The teacher's guide provides an introduction to the PlantWatch monitoring program, suggests some activities and extended learning, connects the program to other areas across the curriculum, and provides other useful resources.
The classroom poster is designed to keep track of all of your data from PlantWatch
A limited number of all materials (Teacher's Gude, Classroom Poster, and Plant ID Sheets) are available upon request from Madonna Bishop – email@example.com.