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Buds, Leaves and Global Warming

Bennett. 2011. Phenology and student scientists: part I and part II.
Bennett. 2012. Phenology and student scientists (5th grade).
Bennett. 2012. Using Phenocam images with the Schoolyard phenology protocol: part I and part II.  
Bennett. 2016. Budburst Vimeo Movie Trailer.
Bennett. 2016. Autumn Vimeo Movie Trailer
Bennett. 2016. Green Leaves Vimeo Movie Trailer.
Bennett. 2016. Growing Season Vimeo Movie Trailer.
Bennett, Snow. 2016. Taking Phenology to the Next Level.
Blewitt. 2009. Connecting phenology study to learning about climate change.
Blewitt. 2011. Approaching Walden lesson plans.
Blewitt. 2011. Peak autumn leaf color in Thoreau's time and today.
Blewitt. 2016. Using the Phenocam Website with Your Students.
Blewitt,M. and Cushing, E.  2017. Why do Teachers Engage in Citizen Science?  Oral Presentation.
Bordeau. 2012. Forest ecology project: Buds, Leaves, and Global Warming.
Greene. 2009. Science fair phenology posters.
Greene. 2010. Schoolyear integration.
Greene. 2011. Tree analysis: anatomy of a scientific paper.
Juo. 2012. Buds, Leaves, and Global Warming (high school).
LeSage, 2013.  Buds, Leaves and Global Warming.
LeTellier. 2013. Analyzing the Fall Data: It's Time to Tell the Story about Buds, Leaves, and Global Warming.
LeTellier. 2013. Introductory Unit: Fall Leaf Color and Drop.
LeTellier. 2013. Buds and Leaves. Freshman.
Letellier. 2016. Overview of Student Graphing Work
Letellier. 2016. Calculate Growing Season instructions
Letellier. 2016. Growing Season Graphing Rubric
Letellier. 2016. Student 1 Data Tables and Graph of Growing Season (Excel)
Letellier. 2016. Student 1 Growing Season Graphs and Conclusion
Letellier. 2016. Student 2 Data Tables and Graph of Growing Season (Excel)
Letellier. 2016. Student 2 Growing Season Graphs and Conclusion
Letellier. 2016. Student  3 Growing Season Graphs and Conclusion
Letellier. 2016. Student 4 Growing Season Graphs and Conclusion
Letellier. 2016. Going All the Way! Putting Five Years of Data into a Story.  
Levy. 2010. Data organizers for transferring field data to computer.
Levy. 2011. Belchertown HS: lots goin' on.
Levy. 2013. Match a Leaf Activity.
Levy. 2014. Tell the Story of Our Tree
Levy. 2015. Micro-Directions for Buds, Leaves, Global Warming Related Activities
Levy. 2015. Student Instructions for Entering Buds, Leaves Data onto Online Database
Lucia. 2012. Talking Trees (7th grade).
Lucia. 2014. Exploring the Harvard Forest Data Base.
Lucia. 2014. Making Sense of Data; Exploring the Harvard Forest Tree Study Data Base.
Matthei. 2016.  Tree Identification.
Matthei. 2016.  MAST Presentation.
Matthei. 2016. MAST Student Data Worksheet.
Matthei. 2016. Student Phenology Report Sample 1
Matthei. 2016. Student Phenology Report Sample 2
Matthei. 2016. Student Phenology Data Graph and Tables
Meehan. 2011. What to do with the data.
Mossman. 2011. Graphing Activities.
Mossman. 2014. Connections to the Common Core, MA Frameworks and Next Generation Scient Standards for HF Schoolyard Ecology Buds, Leaves and Global Warming Study.
Mossman. 2014. Outline of Introductory Lessons for HF Schoolyard Ecology Buds, Leaves and Global Warming. 
Mossman. 2014. Introductory Lessons for Buds, Leaves, and Global Warming.
Mossman, J. 2017. Striving for Good Data. Oral Presentation 
Mossman, J. 2017. Outdoor Field Visit Rubric
Mowry. 2012.
Can drawing enhance your powers of observation?
Murphy, N. 2017. How to Make Awesome Graphs
Postans. 2012.
Buds, leaves, and global warming.
Postans. 2013. Biochemistry of Autumn Leaf Tree Phenology.
Robichaud. 2007. Buds and leaves data analysis.
Rosenthal. 2010. Generating a temperature vs. leaf fall graph.
Senechal. 2009. High school phenology lessons.
Senechal. 2010. Student presentation.
Senechal. 2011. Graphing student data.
Senechal. 2012. 7 years of leaf drop data (high school).

Woolly Bully, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Archangelo. 2012. Incorporating the HWA into high school ecology and field botany.
Bennett. 2007. HWA data analysis lesson.
Bennett. 2010. Curriculum materials.
Bennett. 2010. Plot studies with students.
Bennett. 2012. Mentor teacher presentation: Woolly Bully
Bennett. 2015. "Woolly Bully"
Griffin. 2011. Enhancing the Woolly Bully project.
Griffin. 2012. Adelgid simulation: What if Emily's infected adelgid tree spreads?
Guertin. 2012. The Woolly Bully (high school).
Larsen. 2017. Invasive Species Student-created iMovie trailer.
MacDuffie. 2010. Student slide show.
MacDuffie. 2012. Student microclimate slide show 1.
MacDuffie. 2012. Student microclimate slide show 2.
McDonald. 2010. Coniferous forest journal questions.  
McDonald. 2013. Forest Ecology - HWA. 
McDonald. 2015. Forest Ecology Unit
Murphy. 2013. Plot Study - Comparison of Hemlock and Deciduous Forests.
Murphy. 2014. Woolly Bully LTER Planning Guide.
Murphy. 2014. Plot Study - A Comparison of the Ecology of Hemlock and Deciduous Forests.

Our Changing Forests

HF Schoolyard Land Use Change Maps.
Blewitt,M. and Cushing, E.  2017. Why do Teachers Engage in Citizen Science?  Oral Presentation.
Gibson. 2015. Starting the Our Changing Forests Project; Year One
Kermenski. 2014. Our Changing Forests Student Video. (Quicktime Video)
Kostich. 2014. Integrating Our Changing Forests into the High School Curriculum.
Kostich. 2014.  Schoolyard Field Guide Sample.
Kostich. 2015. Changing Forests Project Challenges and Successes 2013-15
McCracken, Snow. 2014.
Introducing our Newest project, “Our Changing Forests; Notes from a Schoolyard Teacher 
Lang. 2016. Harvard Forest Demonstration Plot Field Guide

Vernal Pools

Gibson. 2015. Life in a Wicked Big Puddle.
Erickson. 2012. Cousin's Field Vernal Pool: What other factors influence this wetland?
Farrow, 2013. Ponds and Pools at Drumlin Farm.
Farrow, Pitkin. 2016. Ecological Monitoring Program for All Learners at Drumlin Farm.
Fernandez-Davila. 2012. Connecting creatures: student investigations and research.
Fernandez-Davila. 2014. Middle School Vernal Pool Project Video
Frenandez-Davila. 2015. Student Vernal Pool Project Slides. Section 1
Frenandez-Davila. 2015. Student Vernal Pool Project Slides. Section 2
Frenandez-Davila. 2015. Student Vernal Pool Project Slides. Section 3
Frenandez-Davila. 2015. Student Vernal Pool Project Slides. Section 4
Frenandez-Davila. 2015. Student Vernal Pool Project Slides. Section 5
Gagnon. 2007. VP data analysis: mosquito larvae.
Gagnon. 2009. Triorama of life cycle of a frog.
Gibson. 2014. Shepley's Hill Vernal Pool.
Jacobs. 2011. The Bob Starr Vernal Pool.
Kablik. 2012. A vernal pool story: every student a scientist (5th grade).
Marcoux. 2011. Plotting the pool footprint with Excel.
Ruggles. 2007. VP data analysis: choose the appropriate graph.
Sparks. 2012. McCarthy vernal pool: mini research projects (high school).
Wile. 2009. Introduction to VP studies.

Data Analysis

Bennett, Farrow, et al. 2012. Graphs and Data Tables from the Level 3 Data Workshop.
Bennett. 2011. Using Google Document to enter data.
Davis. 2007. Graphing in Excel.
Kah. 2012. Smithsonian Ecological Research Center. Tree Carbon Calculator Worksheet.
Van Valkenburg. 2009. Fall Phenology Template.

Selected Graphs from Teachers