Author: John, Globe University
Location: Environmental Learning Center
Weather: Sunny, mild and low humidity
Today, I have spent 5 minutes in quiet solitude overlooking a pea-green pond with a patch of lily pads at the Learning Center Campus. The morning sun is bright and the sky is a clear, deep blue with no clouds in the sky. There is a gentle breeze and the humidity is lower than it was this morning. I am sitting on a green-treated wooden bench that is covered with a plexiglass roof. I hear a rhythmic and pulsing cricket chorus. I can also hear the distance roar of two jet aircraft on their final approaches. I have detected the "plunk-plunk" sound of two frogs leaping into the water from a floating log. Their circular ripples join the other parallel ripples created from the steady, gentle breeze. Two logs lie side-by-side in the water. They are pointing true North to a submerged log that seems to be stuck in the muck at a ninety degree angle to the water. Surprisingly, I have neither seen nor heard any birds even though there is one tree with little blue and red berries nearby.
Author: Ariel, Great River School
Location: St. Paul, MN
Weather: partly cloudy, chilly, minimal wind.
The grass is getting significantly more brown, along with most garden plants. The temperature had a sharp drop in the past week, and squirrel sightings are minimal. The tree branches are almost completely bare, and yards raked. Holiday decorations are changing from jack-o-lanterns into multicolored lights and snowmen. There is slight wind, and I can almost see my breath.
Author: Heather, Roseville Area Middle School
My favorite part of this website was the parts were it shows you the statistics, or what could happen if we don't change. I like this, because it shows us just how much we need to do to help, and it is also a big eye opener for a lot of people.
Author: Maia, Roseville Area Middle School
Location: Little Canada
Sunny and chilly
Author: Maria, Roseville Area Middle School
Location: Roseville, Minnesota
My favorite part about this website is the part were all the information is easy to understand.
I like how it also teaches us all about what's happening around us.
Something I learned from exploring the Minnesota's Changing Climate Web Site is the fact that we need to be careful of what is happening around us, and if we aren't, the whole world will be in a major climate crisis.
Author: Abby, Roseville Area Middle School
Location: Roseville, MN
Weather: Cold and sunny and windy
My favorite part of this website is the "Would you survive?" part because it was fun to see what Minnesota was like hundreds of years ago. Some thing I learned from exploring the Minnesota's Changing Climate Website is that the climate is getting a lot warmer and will continue to. Even by 2070 it will be a lot warmer in most parts of the USA, and the rest of the world.
Author: Logan, Roseville Area Middle School
Location: Roseville area middle school.(RAMS)
My favorite part of the website was when you ad to guess the stuff for each time period. It was so fun and cool. I learned that global warming is causing longer summers and minnesota is getting hotter.
Author: Monica, Roseville Area Middle School
I think that all of us should change how we live by adapting and mitigating to the climate. This way it can save many lives, and what we love doing.
Author: Third graders Rm 101, Northrop Urban Environmental School
Location: Minnehaha Creek in southeast Mpls.
Weather: sunny, 50 degrees, breezy
We noticed the cattails are bursting with seed along the wetland area next to the creek.
Author: Quinn, Roseville Area Middle School
Location: behind roseville area middle school.
Weather: partly cloudy, kind of cold
Our school has hills that water and other liquids run down and flow into a bigger pond/ lake at the bottom of the hill which is not very healthy for the grass or plants around the pond cause some of the things flowing into it could affect the plants.