Perform skits and graph data to understand effects of climate change on phenology and a migratory bird population.

Student Pages
Phenology Data Sheet #1
Phenology Data Sheet #2
Phenology Graph #1
Phenology Graph #2
Phenology at Play Script

Additional Resources
Effective Climate Change Education (Appendix)
National Audubon Society's Geographical Search on Climate Impacts (animated map of shifting ranges of bird species) 

In Step with STEM Resources

Make a Rain Guage

Percipitation Data  National Weather Service

Citizen Science Programs


Nature's Notebook (National Phenology Network)

Project Budburst

Project Noah

How to Make a Life Cycle Wheele

Frog (video)

Soil Surveys and Vegetation Maps

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services Soils

Soil Information for Environmental Modeling and Ecosystem Management

USGS Land Cover Data Viewer

National Land Cover Database

Comparing Rain Gauge Data with Historical Data

Search keywords: “Make a Rain Gauge.” Information can also be found at

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

NOAA Climate Data Online Search

NOAA Reusable Climate Maps

NASA Earth Observatory

Esri GIS Instructional Materials

NWF: Effects on Wildlife and Habitat

WILD Work Job Profiles and Videos


Phenologist Jake Weltzin - ScienceLives

Climate Change Specialist

Eco-Canada: Climate Change Specialist
Climate Change Specialist


The Ornithologist
Study the Scientist: An Ornithologist
Sierra Nevada Birds and Climate Change
Environmental Science: What is an Ornithologist?
Become an Ornithologist: Step-by-Step Career Guide
Scientists at the Smithsonian


United States Department of Labor: Cartographers
I Want Your Job: Cartographer
Career Advice on becoming a Cartographer by Simon D

GIS Specialist

GIS Specialist
YouTube Day in Life Geographic Analyst Computer
Day in the Life: GIS Analyst
GIS - Cartographic Specialist student testimonials
Exploring Careers: GIS and GPS

Computer Professional

Using Computers: Types of Computer Careers
Science Buddies: Database Administrator


What can you do with geography?
United States Department of Labor: Geographer

Land Surveyor

Why a Surveyor
Surveying - A Life Without Limits
Land Surveyor: Thinking of Entering the Land Surveying Career Field?
Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Land Surveyor
Your Career as a Land Surveyor
United States Department of Labor: Surveyors