Get out of the classroom!

Join the 1000s of school scientists taking part in this exciting investigation. Adopt your own spring bulbs to help Professor Plant find out how the changing seasons are affecting spring flowers.

Since October 2005, school scientists across Wales have been keeping weather records and noting when their flowers open, as part of this long-term study looking at the effects of temperature on spring bulbs. 

We continue to work in partnership with the Edina Trust who support and fund the project. The Edina Trust have been running an extension project since 2011, extending the National Museum Wales core project to selected Edina schools in England and Scotland.

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How to get Involved:

Apply for the project in April.
Your box of bulbs and other equipment will arrive by early October. Planting day for Wales and England is 20th October. Planting day for Scotland is 27th October.
You will receive an email with your schools password and username by the 20th of October. Once you have received these details you can register on the museum's website.
Take daily weather readings and upload your findings to the National Museum Wales website. Once your plants have flowered note the height and flowering date on the website.


Number of schools involved this year:
Average temperature across all schools:
9 °C
Average rainfall across all schools:
3 mm
Total data collected so far this year:


6 July 2015, Nature Trip for Spring Bulb Project Winners 2015
29 June 2015, Applications Open for schools in Wales
15 June 2015, Spring Bulbs for Schools - Applications and Information
1 June 2015, Spring Bulbs for Schools: Results 2005-2015
1 May 2015, Super Scientist Awards 2015


Calendar of active weeks:
2 Nov6 November 2015
9 Nov13 November 2015
16 Nov20 November 2015
23 Nov27 November 2015
30 Nov4 December 2015
7 Dec11 December 2015
4 Jan8 January 2016
11 Jan15 January 2016
18 Jan22 January 2016
25 Jan29 January 2016
1 Feb5 February 2016
8 Feb12 February 2016
15 Feb19 February 2016
22 Feb26 February 2016
29 Feb4 March 2016
7 Mar11 March 2016
14 Mar18 March 2016
21 Mar24 March 2016 *
* Good Friday: 25 March 2016
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