@DPSM_Activities launch Greenwave where Primary Schools Monitor Signs of Spring with frogs + hits in @Independent_ie + @irishexaminer


Greenwave Programme Helps Irish Primary Schools Monitor the Signs of Spring
Picture shows Jennifer Dowling a student from Scoil Mhuire, Gilford Road, Sandymount Dublin 4 looking at a Waxing Monkey Frog and helping Discover Science & Engineering to call for all primary schools across Ireland to get involved with Greenwave 2013. Greenwave is a citizen science project which sees primary students observe and track the arrival of spring as it moves across the country, Greenwave also step one of the Discover Primary Science and Maths, Awards of Science & Maths Excellence.
Between the months of February and May, students are asked to log their sightings of six species; frog, swallow, horse-chestnut, primrose, hawthorn and ash, in addition to measuring and recording wind speed, rainfall and temperature. The results are recorded on  HYPERLINK “http://www.greenwave.ie” www.greenwave.ie in order to monitor and map the arrival of spring.Last year 471 Irish primary schools took part in the Greenwave project, submitting 1338 official records of common species and 745 weather observations. 

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