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Active Local Phenology Programs

Here you will find our list of Local Phenology Programs using Nature's Notebook. If a group listed has a blank entry or is missing information, they have not updated their information with our USA-NPN NCO staff in 2019.

Click here to view a map of all of our Certified Local Phenology Leaders.

If you are a Local Phenology Leader who would like to complete or update your LPPs listing, please contact groups@usanpn.org.

A long term monitoring program with Nature's Notebook will allow ACParks in Fort Wayne, Indiana to better understand their native plant, and animal populations. Of particular interest is the migratory animal (insect) populations seen in the parks. Recent changes in forested areas can be better managed if they monitor and record the effects of these changes. The data collected will be a tremendous resource for the school and adult groups lead in the parks. Also being monitored are the life cycles of the park's amphibian, butterfly and dragonfly populations.

Fort Wayne, Indiana
This LPP is working with students.
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Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, Maryland wants to connect to an accessible database and develop phenology-related educational materials in relation to climate change and engage citizens in science as it relates to climate change. The group aims to have researchers and staff analyze six years of observational data to answer science or management questions by 2024.

Ridgely, Maryland
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Two phenology efforts are ongoing at the Arnold, including the Native and Indicator Observation Program and the Tree Spotters program.

Boston
MA
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Two phenology efforts are ongoing at the Arnold, including the Native and Indicator Observation Program and the Tree Spotters program.

Boston
MA
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Appalachian State University Biology Department is using a group in Nature's Notebook called ASU Biology incorporating phenology into course labs and independent research projects as part of an NSF grant to promote authentic research in the botanical sciences. This protocol and network will allow for efficient data collection and management while participating in the larger network of the USA-NPN.

North Carolina
This LPP is working with students.

Atrisco Heritage is using Nature's Notebook to work with the RGPT's Schoolyard Phenology Program and involve students in hands-on citizen science work.

This LPP is working with students.

Badlands National Park is using Nature's Notebook to establish a phenology monitoring program in Interior, SD to promote increased appreciation of plant diversity and learn about changes in phenology at the park.

Interior, SD
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Bagley Nature Area is a part of the Lake Superior Phenology Network supported by American Society of Plant Biologists, University of Minnesota - Duluth and the National Science Foundation in Duluth, MN. The goal of the project is to set up at least three phenology trails in Duluth that target similar plant species across a broad climatic gradient and develop resources to help citizen scientists understand their data in the context of larger databases. Nature’s Notebook provides the rigor and standardization needed to answer questions about how climate change might affect local plants, but also the accessibility for volunteers toadd, view, and explore data using resources such as the visualization tools developed by the National Phenology Network.

Duluth, MN
This LPP is working with students.

Barataria Phenology Trail at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve are trying to encourage citizen science participation at our Barataria Preserve and to encourage community participation in environmental stewardship and to collect long-term data about the park's phenology. We are looking to partner with other organizations along the Gulf Coast to contribute to data relevant to the Gulf Coast.

Marrero
LA
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Bayou Lafourche Phenology Trail is using Nature's Notebook at the Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodaux, LA.

Thibodaux, Louisiana
This LPP is working with students.

Bayou Sauvage NWR hope to engage the local community as well as collect general phenology data for species in New Orleans, LA.

BEMP - Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park is monitoring phenology as a part of a larger student-centered ecological monitoring program. They have specific science questions as well as objectives to connect k-12 students to research on ecosystem response and function.

This LPP is working with students.

BIOS 1620 at Western Michigan University is aiming to get students outside more often, to observe the world around them. This is done in part by creating a six week lecture & laboratory activity around the teachings of phenology, citizen science, and climate change, for students will gain perspective on the changing world and the campus around them.

Kalamazoo MI
This LPP is working with students.

Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center is a part of the Lake Superior Phenology Network supported by American Society of Plant Biologists, University of Minnesota - Duluth and the National Science Foundation in Duluth, MN. The goal of the project is to set up at least three phenology trails in Duluth that target similar plant species across a broad climatic gradient and develop resources to help citizen scientists understand their data in the context of larger databases. Nature’s Notebook provides the rigor and standardization needed to answer questions about how climate change might affect local plants, but also the accessibility for volunteers toadd, view, and explore data using resources such as the visualization tools developed by the National Phenology Network.

Duluth, MN

Brandeis University is a campus-based project that provides opportunities for  undergraduate students (approximately 30 per year) and members of the campus community to engage in citizen science by using Nature's Notebook.

This LPP is working with students.

University of Marylandin College Park, MD will be collecting and analyzing phenology data as part of their Ecology class. Students will have the experience of field data collection and analysis, and the data that the students collect and analyze to be useful and shared with others. They will be placing temperature sensors in each tree to collect spring temperature data, as well as collecting phenology data with Nature's Notebook.

College Park, MD
This LPP is working with students.

Cedar Crest College - Cigliano Research Lab plans to set up a long-term observational study on the phenological changes in native species as climate change indicators in the William F. Curtis Arboretum at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA.

Allentown, PA

Organization staff, volunteers, school groups will be using Nature's Notebook to create a data stream to the National Phenological Network and increase membership and involvement at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center in Grand Marais, MN. They want to promote nature center members to observe seasonal changes more critically and provide additional opportunities for visitors to engage in.

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