MUN Botanical Garden continues to be the coordination centre for the Newfoundland and Labrador component of the national PlantWatch program. This program enlists volunteer observers to record flowering dates (phenology) of early-flowering native plants. This data is combined with nationwide data and used to track any climate change that may be occurring. Madonna Bishop is the provincial coordinator of PlantWatch for Newfoundland and Labrador.
If you would like to become a volunteer for PlantWatch please contact Madonna Bishop at the Garden at (709) 864-8590 (ph.) or (709) 864-8596 (fax) or email mbishop[at]mun.ca. For more information please visit www.naturewatch.ca/english/plantwatch/
New in 2010!
Our Plants and Climate Change: PlantWatch NL School Program
The teachers resource kit for Grades K-12 is done. The kit will include lesson plans, suggested extended activities, and a limited number of plantwatch species to plant and monitor in your own schoolyard. Teacher workshops and school outreach is available upon request. The Link below will take you to the PDF files for this.
This project received funding from Environment Canada's EcoAction Community Funding program.