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Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. (Wenger-Trayner, 2015). Join our LPL Community of Practice to learn best practices for monitoring programs.

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Local Phenology Leaders Community of Practice

Join a growing group of active leaders who are using Nature's Notebook as an education, science, or managment project for engaging volunteers in collecting phenology observations in their communities. The Local Phenology Leader Community of Practice is a place to connect and communicate with staff at the USA-NPN's National Coordinating Office and with other leaders who use Nature's Notebook as part of their organization's programming.

The Local Phenology Leader Community of Practice

The USA-NPN's Education Coordinator leads our Community of Practice. We organize quarterly Leader's calls and facilitate discussions online in our Forum. Contribute to the conversation and ask questions. View the forum in a new browser window by clicking here.

LPL Forum

LPL Quarterly Calls

Thursday, March 19, 2020 OR Friday, March 20, 2020

LPL Community of Practice Call.

Results of the 2019 LPP Annual Report

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Certified Local Phenology Leader Class Reunion!!

If you participated in one of our 8 cohorts of the Local Phenology Leader Certification Course, or are an Honorary Certified Local Phenology Leader, join us to share your outcomes!

Thursday, September 17, 2020 OR Friday, September 19, 2020

LPL Community of Practice Call. Topic TBD

To suggest a topic for a quarterly call, complete this form.

Monday and Thursday calls are held at 3pm Pacific Time, 4pm Mountain Time, 5pm Central Time, and 6pm Eastern Time.

Tuesday and Friday calls are held at 10am Pacific Time, 11am Mountain Time, Noon Central Time, and 1pm Eastern Time.

They typically last about an hour, but no longer than an hour and a half.

Join the email list to be notified of the quarterly meeting agenda. Talk to you soon!



Local Phenology Leader Certification Course

A 10-week, 50 hour, interactive course designed to help you navigate our online materials and establish a long term phenology monitoring program using Nature's Notebook at your site. We offer two sessions a year - one in the Fall and one in the Spring. For more information visit the Local Phenology Leader Certification Course Landing Page and add your name to the list of Leaders interested in becoming Certified.