Feeling the Sting of Climate Change

This video on phenology of plants and bees discusses the MODIS satellite finding that springtime greening is happening one half-day earlier each year and correlates this to bee pollination field studies.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Spring green-up timing events could be examined over time for students to compare data themselves. Students could also participate in their own community to educate the public about more sustainable practices around the neighborhood.

This video could be embedded in any lesson on plants ecosystems phenology. The HoneyBeeNet citizens science website (http://honeybeenet.gsfc.nasa.gov/) is a great way for students to see how important data can be collected by non-scientists.

Teachers could include with this video a discussion of what green-up starting "half-a-day earlier" globally means on a global scale vs. what might be the case on a local/regional scale.