iLIVE - Investigating Life In Various Environments
2019 – 2020 • i LIVE •
Father & Son Create Small Tulip
Fall to Spring InVenTure: Family Citizen Science
Brian Francoise and son Keagan prepared a small tulip test garden during our 2019 George Washington Carver
Fall Investigating Life In Various Environments (iLIVE™) STEAM InVenTure. Now, in the Spring of 2020 the garden is showing
growth. This project provides opportunities to explore the science of phenology – studying the impacts of seasonal
changes on life.
Click the photo, above, to go
to Facebook. Scroll down the page to watch a brief slideshow showing the garden’s progress. Then, write
your answers to the questions at the end of the slideshow; and/or, your comments.
Tulip Test Gardens
Tracking Change in Seasons and Climate Around the Globe
Each fall, people across the Northern Hemisphere plant Emperor tulip bulbs in Journey
North Test Gardens to help monitor seasonal change in a scientific way. In the spring, when the plants emerge and
bloom, test gardeners report their data to the maps.
One garden at a time, the relationship between climate, geography and the greening of spring
Click this link to learn more about the Tulip Test Gardens citizen science project.
iLIVE Citizen Scientists Explore
iLIVE -– Investigating Life In Various
Environments –– is a biodiversity, phenology (fe-nol-o-gee) InVenTure. Phenology is the biological
science of studying how seasonal changes affect living things. During this InVenTure you become a citizen scientist.
You will observe, document and share information about the
ways seasonal change is affecting the plant, animal and human life in an environment near you. The information you collect
will be shared with other citizen scientists as well as professional scientists who are working on related projects.