Public participation in science is increasing, and citizen science has a central part in this. With this thematic course we propose a step by step guide how to introduce EDU-ARCTIC monitoring system into school practice. Learn all about all environmental aspects: when, how and why to observe them. Learn all about phenology - the annual rhytm of plants and animals. Get familiar with plants, insects and birds observed in Monitoring system.
How can ice cover of the Arctic Ocean influence on weather in Europe?
The loss of sea ice in the Arctic, particularly in summer, causes a dramatic reduction in the surface albedo of the Arctic region as well as enabling greater energy exchange between the atmosphere and ocean. Paradoxically, warm Arctic can mean heavy snow, blizzards and freezing rain in Europe. How come?
Monitoring System Mobile App
Meet our EDU-ARCTIC mobile app dedicated to MONITORING SYSTEM. Get familiar with this user-friendly tool. Learn how to use it and how to engage your students in the project more directly.
PHENOLOGY (PART 1): THE RHYTHM OF THE FLOWERS AND ANIMALS THROUGH THE YEAR
When will the dandelion flower this year and when will the different birds arrive? The study of phenology is how plants and animals time their life events so that it follows the rhythms of the seasons. Some of the phenomena of phenology we observe, like the first bird singing in the spring, happen the same time of the year – often nearly at the same date. How is this possible?
PHENOLOGY (PART 2): THE PLANTS IN EDU-ARCTIC MONITORING SYSTEM
How many days are there between the flowerings of bilberry plants until their berries are fully ripen? Is this number of days the same in the Arctic as it is in central Europe? When do the leaves fall off the trees in the autumn? Does this occur at the same time from south to north in Europe?
PHENOLOGY (PART 3): THE INSECTS IN EDU-ARCTIC MONITORING SYSTEM
When do the ants open their anthill in the spring, and start their busy-busy summer jobs? At what temperatures can bumblebees and butterflies actually fly? And why do the mosquitos like to sip our blood?
PHENOLOGY (PART 4): THE BIRDS IN EDU-ARCTIC MONITORING SYSTEM
Who is flying the longest distance: is it the arctic tern, the common cuckoo, or maybe the crane? Why do the birds fly from south to north in spring and back again in autumn? It is such a long journey!