Spring Bulbs for Schools: Spring Bulbs

Spring Bulbs for Schools

Get out of the classroom!

Join the 1,000s of school scientists taking part in this exciting investigation. Adopt your own spring bulbs to help Professor Plant investigate how the changing seasons are affecting spring flowers.

Since October 2005, school scientists across Wales have been keeping weather records and noting when their flowers open, as part of this long-term study looking at the effects of temperature on spring bulbs.

We continue to work in partnership with the Edina Trust who support and fund the project. The Edina Trust have been running an extension project since 2011, complementing the Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales core project and extending its reach to selected schools in England and Scotland. In 2016 this extension project was offered to selected schools in Wales, and in 2017 the Edina Trust extended the project further, to include participation from schools in Northern Ireland.

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This is what you need to do:

Applications for 2019-2020 are now full!
Participating schools will receive bulbs and equipment in October
Schools will plant their bulbs on 20 October
Schools will document weather readings from November to March


Number of schools involved this year:
Average temperature across all schools:
Average rainfall across all schools:
Total data collected so far this year:

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Calendar of active weeks:
5 Nov9 November 2018
12 Nov16 November 2018
19 Nov23 November 2018
26 Nov30 November 2018
3 Dec7 December 2018
10 Dec14 December 2018
7 Jan11 January 2019
14 Jan18 January 2019
21 Jan25 January 2019
28 Jan1 February 2019
4 Feb8 February 2019
11 Feb15 February 2019
18 Feb22 February 2019
25 Feb1 March 2019
4 Mar8 March 2019
11 Mar15 March 2019
18 Mar22 March 2019
25 Mar29 March 2019
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