Plant Watch

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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 websitefor 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 – mbishop@mun.ca.

- Teachers Guide (PDF)

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.

- Poster (PDF)

The classroom poster is designed to keep track of all of your data from PlantWatch


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Resources:

2018 PlantWatch Data Form

PlantWatch Powerpoint


PlantSheets:

Bakeapple

Paper Birch

Bluebead Lily

Coltsfoot

Crackerberry

Dandelion

Weeping Forsythia

Labrador Tea

Eastern Larch

Lilac

Partridgeberry

Rhodora

Red Maple

Starflower

Strawberry

Sweetgale

Trembling Aspen

Twinflower

A limited number of all materials (Teacher's Gude, Classroom Poster, and Plant ID Sheets) are available upon request from Madonna Bishop – mbishop@mun.ca.

Contact

Botanical Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000