For those of you with children that are naturalists at heart, this might be the foundation of a great season-long unit study. Since it is based on Spring migration patterns, NOW would be a good time to examine the materials carefully to see if they will work for your family.
“Journey North engages citizen scientists in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles— and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events. Find migration maps, images, standards-based lesson plans, activities and information to help students make local observations and fit them into a global context. Widely considered a best-practices model for education, Journey North is the nation’s premiere citizen science project for children. The general public is welcome to participate.”