Nell Herrmann Blue Hill Consolidated School

Posted on May 24, 2018 by

Spring has sprung in Maine! Eighth graders from Blue Hill Consolidated School are examining and drawing apple blossoms today to gain a deeper understanding of the life cycle of angiosperms.


Susan A. Smith, NBCT Takotna Community School in Takotna, AK

Posted on April 15, 2018 by

It has been six months since we have seen our open top chambers from the ground. We have had literally tons of snow since October 24th, however there are holes in the snow from which we can shine our thermometer into to get the temperatures. On several occasions it was entirely too cold to get […]


Susan Smith Takotna Community School

Posted on October 31, 2017 by

Just a couple more photos from Susan’s new job as K-4th teacher and principal for Takotna Community School in Alaska. The town has 21 kids and 65 people. Susan told us that last week the students were not allowed to walk to school until after daylight had broken because there were wolves in town.  


Susan Smith Takotna Community School

Posted on October 26, 2017 by

These are current temperature graphs, in Celsius, of 3 OTCs being used by students from Takotna Community School in Alaska. The students were surprised at the fluctuation in temperatures they saw during the first few weeks of the study and now expect downward spiraling lines due to snow. The last photo is of the community during the Iditarod Sled […]


Susan A. Smith, NBCT Takotna Community School in Takotna, AK

Posted on October 24, 2017 by


Posted on October 19, 2017 by

Ms. Muscaro’s students collected anecdotal evidence from April – June using the OTC and a control plot. There was a faster rate of initial growth in the OTC plot versus the control. Students harvested strawberries about a week earlier in the OTC plot than in the control plot. The same cultivar of rhizomes were planted on the same day/time, watered for […]


Jess Muscaro Pittsburgh Public Schools

Posted on October 19, 2017 by


Nell Herrmann Blue Hill Consolidated School

Posted on August 7, 2017 by

A group of students from Blue Hill Consolidated School have been completing an investigation on Kentucky Blue Grass this summer, comparing grass planted within a warming chamber to grass planted in a control plot. In addition, they have been comparing alder in a warming chamber to alder in a control plot. The results of their exploratory project will be […]


Susan Smith, Pribilof Islands, AK

Posted on December 5, 2016 by


Welcome to the APPLES Photo Journal

Posted on July 1, 2016 by

July 2016 Workshop                                                             Greenland Research