Ayesha T. Qazi – Northside College Preparatory High School – Chicago, IL

Day 1  Prairie Phenology Study

92 AP Environmental Science students formed small groups consisting of 4-6 students and they claimed their prairie plots in our school’s backyard. Students used yellow construction flags to mark their 4ft by 4ft territory and prepared for their long-term phenology study. Students used iNaturalist app to identify all the different species of plants, pollinators, or anything “alive” that they captured within their plot. After inputting that data in an excel sheet, students will dive into exploring the phenophases they expect the different species will experience.