Get out of the classroom!

Join the 1000s of school scientists taking part in this exciting investigation. Adopt your own spring bulbs to help Professor Plant find out 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, extending the Amgueddfa Cymru core project to selected Edina schools in England and Scotland.  
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This is what you need to do:

Applications for 2016-2017 are now CLOSED!
Successful applicants will receive email confirmation by the end of May. Their bulbs, pots and weather recording equipment will be sent to their school by late September.   
Participating schools are asked to plant their bulbs on 20 October and to take daily weather records from November until March.
Weather data and flowering records entered will be used to investigate the effects of climate change on Spring Bulbs 2005-2017.


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Show School Locations & Results:


18 October 2016, Planting Day 20th October!
31 May 2016, Spring Bulbs for Schools: Results 2005-2016
4 May 2016, Super Scientist Awards 2016
21 March 2016, Your comments
1 March 2016, First Flower records!


Calendar of active weeks:
1 Nov4 November 2016
7 Nov11 November 2016
14 Nov18 November 2016
21 Nov25 November 2016
28 Nov2 December 2016
5 Dec9 December 2016
2 Jan6 January 2017
9 Jan13 January 2017
16 Jan20 January 2017
23 Jan27 January 2017
30 Jan3 February 2017
6 Feb10 February 2017
13 Feb17 February 2017
20 Feb24 February 2017
27 Feb3 March 2017
6 Mar10 March 2017
13 Mar17 March 2017
20 Mar24 March 2017
27 Mar31 March 2017
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