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 TrustThe Edina Trust have been running an extension project since 2011, extending the Amgueddfa Cymru core project to selected Edina schools in England and Scotland.   Applications are now open for 2017-18. Schools in Wales can apply below. Schools in England and Scotland can apply through the Edina Trust.
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This is what you need to do:

Applications are now closed.
The term planner will be sent to you in June
Bulbs and weather equipment will be sent to you in October
Keep weather records with your class 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:

Show School Locations & Results:


10 March 2017, Flower records and comments
28 February 2017, New teaching resources on People’s Collection Wales
6 February 2017, Keeping Flower Records
20 January 2017, Crocus or Daffodil?
13 January 2017, The results so far:


Calendar of active weeks:
31 Oct3 November 2017
6 Nov10 November 2017
13 Nov17 November 2017
20 Nov24 November 2017
27 Nov1 December 2017
4 Dec8 December 2017
1 Jan5 January 2018
8 Jan12 January 2018
15 Jan19 January 2018
22 Jan26 January 2018
29 Jan2 February 2018
5 Feb9 February 2018
12 Feb16 February 2018
19 Feb23 February 2018
26 Feb2 March 2018
5 Mar9 March 2018
12 Mar16 March 2018
19 Mar23 March 2018
26 Mar29 March 2018 *
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