Nature’s Notebook

Connecting People with Nature to Benefit Our Changing Planet

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Nature's Notebook Program Planning Activity

Before you begin your program planning activity, read through our guidance document to get some ideas for developing program goals and outcomes. 

The Program Planning Worksheet helps you to begin planning a long-term phenology monitoring program using Nature's Notebook in the field. A "program" is a series of activities designed to help you achieve a set of outcomes. You can include ideas for short (1 year or less), medium (1-3 years), or long (3-5 years or more) goals and desired outcomes. 

You should use this worksheet to help think through a relevant science or management question that your program will help to answer. 

What are the resources you have and what do you need to obtain in order to do the activities you'd like to do? How are you going to share this information with your community and involve as many people in the process to make it sustainable? 

Use either the Program Mapping Worksheet or the Logic Model Worksheet to help you further articulate your objectives. Then, utilize the Action Planning Worksheet to make a plan for achieving your short-term outcomes.

We also offer this planning document in Spanish if you are working with Spanish audiences. 

USA-NPN Education Resource Number: 2017-003-C; 2014-007-CSP

 

Type of Resource: 
Activity
Program Planning Materials
Spanish
Training Materials
Evaluation
Audience Type: 
Elementary School (K-4)
High School (9-12)
Post Secondary (Higher Ed)
Adult Audience
Length of Time: 
60 minutes