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The purpose of this site is to engage students in grades K-12 in a global study of seasonal change and wildlife migration. The content focus for this site is science but there is potential for crossover into all disciplines. Students participating in Journey North projects collect local data and share this data with other students across North America. All projects explore the interrelated aspects of seasonal change.
Projects are divided into categories: Sunlight and the Seasons, Plants and the Seasons, and Seasonal Migrations. Project examples include planting tulip gardens, mystery classes, or migration tracking of whooping cranes, bald eagles, and robins to name just a few.
Journey North is a free, Internet-based program. In order to submit reports, class registration is required, but there is no fee for this. There are items for purchase such as maps for tracking migrations and a video and professional development workshop guide.
This is a quality resource because its projects support best practices for teaching and learning. Projects are standards-based and lend themselves to constructivist teaching methodologies as well as project-based learning and the integration of technology.