Science Center Projects
Frogs, hurricanes, rising tides and blooming flowers. See what activities our science centers are engaged in.
The Arizona Science Center is investigating the failing health of pine forests caused by infestations of the Bark Beetle.
Central Arizona-Phoenix LTER
Monitoring the health of coral reef communities. Photo by Kara Osada-D'Avella
Bishop Museum activities explore changes to Oahu’s coral reefs.
Reef Check Hawaii,
School of Ocean, Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii
Climate Change Food Station
Chabot Space and Science Center is analyzing changes in the flora and fauna of Northern California Redwood forests.
Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley,
Save the Redwoods League,
East Bay Regional Park District
Greenhouse Gas Activities
Monarch butterfly migration
Columbia, South Carolina
Edventure is focusing on migration patterns and population counts of local overwintering and migrating butterfly species.
University of Minnesota Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project,
Baruch Institute for Marine & Coastal Sciences
The Franklin Institute is investigating observable change in the migration patterns of birds.
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Warm the Earth… Or Not
Maryland Science Center is taking temperature measurements across the urban-rural gradient to look at Urban Heat Islands, which provide a glipse of what the world will look like with warmer temperatures.
Baltimore Ecosystem Study
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
The Museum of Discovery and Science is investigating the impact of warmer temperatures on local sea turtle populations.
Nova Southeastern University
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science will be conducting BioBlitz events – activities for measuring biodiversity and inferring to what extent waning water resources are affecting local flora and fauna.
Queens, New York
The New York Hall of Science is participating in Project BudBurst by observing and recording the dates that local tree species reach the different phases in their life cycle.
Goddard Institute for Space Studies
San Diego, California
The Fleet is looking at the flowering of local plant species to determine whether or not flowering has changed over time, and whether or not these changes are correlated to changes in the onset of springtime temperatures.
San Diego Natural History Museum
Light the Future
A hatchling poses for NestWatch. Photo by Jonathon Morgan
Ithaca, New York
Visitors to the Sciencenter will participate in activities documenting changing patterns in bird nesting behavior.
Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology
What’s a Watt Activity Cards, Educator Guide, and Handout
St. Louis, Missouri
The Saint Louis Science Center is examining the phenology of frog calls in the spring and is also conducting butterfly surveys.
Department of Biology, Washington University