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.

This is what you need to do:

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Applications for 2020-2021 are now open!

Schools in Wales Apply Here

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Participating schools will receive bulbs and equipment in October

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Schools will plant their bulbs on 20 October

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Schools will document weather readings from November to March

Summary

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Number of schools involved this year:

174

Average temperature across all schools:

°C

Average rainfall across all schools:

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Total data collected so far this year:

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Calendar of active weeks

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2019
4 Nov – 8 November 2019
11 Nov – 15 November 2019
18 Nov – 22 November 2019
25 Nov – 29 November 2019
2 Dec – 6 December 2019
9 Dec – 13 December 2019
16 Dec – 20 December 2019
2020
6 Jan – 10 January 2020
13 Jan – 17 January 2020
20 Jan – 24 January 2020
27 Jan – 31 January 2020
3 Feb – 7 February 2020
10 Feb – 14 February 2020
17 Feb – 9 April 2020 * Halfterm
24 Feb – 28 February 2020
2 Mar – 6 March 2020
9 Mar – 13 March 2020
16 Mar – 20 March 2020
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