Friday, April 3, 2015

Primack Lab at the Pierce School!

Posted by Amanda Gallinat

Last month, Caitlin McDonough and I had the pleasure of presenting the Primack Lab's research to the 6th graders of the Pierce School in Brookline, MA! As part of their interdisciplinary climate change unit, we shared with Pierce students how Henry David Thoreau's field notes help us to see that climate change causes plants to flower and leaf out earlier now than in the 1800's. We also had a lively discussion about how to separate the effects of habitat loss and climate change on species loss in Concord, MA and Acadia, ME. 

The 6th graders read the lab blog prior to our visit, and came prepared with great questions. Thank you for having us, Pierce school, and we hope to see you again next year!

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