How do annual cycles
relate to your community?
What are the signs or evidence of seasonal climate change in
your region aside from the length of day?
Does precipitation and temperature vary or fluctuate over the
course of the year, and if so, when are the wettest and driest
periods? When are the warmest or coldest periods?
What types of vegetation
changes occur during the course of the year?
Are there animal migrations
in your region? Do they always occur during the same time each
How do different
groups of people adjust to the seasonal changes in your region?
How do seasonal
changes impact the use of energy in your community?
One way of tracking seasonal climate changes and their signals
is to write them on a circle design similar to a clock, with 6:00
being the Winter Solstice and 12:00 being the Summer Solstice.
Add notes, photos and artifacts that are indicators of the annual
doing the Space Science Institute's Kinesthetic
Astronomy exercise, debrief with others on the insights and
ideas that you gained from this activity.
from University of Oregon, EPA and City of Boulder