Update: November 8, 2012
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After You Plant:
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How do plants respond to sun, shade, wind, calm, and other conditions in your schoolyard? Explore local microclimates, and try the Microclimate Challenge. Share the news about your Journey North tulip Test Garden in a press release. Meet some of the gardeners.

Today's Report Includes:

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Explore: The Microclimate Challenge

Use your school yard to study microclimates created by sunlight, humidity, moisture, and wind. Explore the essential question, "How do climate conditions affect plant growth?"

Then try the Microclimate Challenge: Cause two tulip bulbs to bloom as many days apart as possible.

Introducing the Project with booklet and slideshow

Share: Press Release

Share the news about your Journey North tulip Test Garden experiment with your community!

Whether you write and submit a press release yourself or invite a reporter to visit and write an article for publication, a press kit can get you started.

sample press release
Spotlight: Test Gardens

Who is planting a Test Garden This Fall?
The map is filling up with dots as students across the Northern Hemisphere dig in. From Alaska to New York and beyond to Russia; see some of the gardeners involved in this big experiment.

Photo: Laura Molinar
Explore: Test Garden Maps

Test Gardens are scattered across the maps. Find one in a location you are interested in and consider "meeting" the gardeners to share data and climate information!

tulip map

After planting, report your garden "PLANTED" and you will see your garden on the map!

tulip map
(North America)
More Journey North Lessons and Teaching Ideas!

The Next Tulip Garden Update Will Be Posted on December 6, 2012.