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Undertake a close study of the same small patch of ground at different times during the year. Note what is present on each occasion. What changes have taken place? Make annotated drawings and take photographs with a digital camera. Record the findings.

Organise a bird survey in the school grounds and at home. Note the birds seen, weather etc. Involve other family members too.

Undertake research and interviews to discover other bioindicators particularly those from folklore. How true are they? What is the science behind the assertions?

Develop creative thinking skills by devising some new bioindicators. Design large posters to illustrate the connection of these and more established ideas to particular phenomena. Write and deliver a weather forecast based on evidence from bioindicators. Advise the population that cows have been sitting down and demonstrate the use of seaweed to predict rainfall.

Investigate bird migration routes. Plot these on a map. Which birds are now seen on our shores due to recent climatic change?

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