Room with a View: The Speed of Spring
In this micro essay, Conkling reflects on 4th- and 5th-grade math teacher Peter Richards and a class project he devised for his Atlanta students to measure the speed of spring. Students wrote to people all along Route 1, asking them for the date at which they saw the first blooming daffodil. They used the dates to calculate the rate of spring's progress along the Eastern seabord and found, over years of data collections, that spring is speeding up.
Conkling, Philip and Ralston, photographer, Peter, "Room with a View: The Speed of Spring" (2022). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 5566.