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Active Local Phenology Networks

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.

The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) in Albuquerque, NM is currently performing citizen science monitoring of the bosque, which is Rio Grande riparian ecosystem, with local schools around Albuquerque and New Mexico. Using Nature's Notebook will add a phenology-related piece to our educational programming happening with about 40 different education groups (classes, scouts, etc) each year. Our partnership aims to help students feel a connection to their landscape through careful monitoring and observing of the changing seasons in the bosque. Some of the speciees being monitored include: cottonwood - P. deltoides (native), Siberian elm - U. pumila (exotic), tamarisk - Tamarix sp. (exotic).

Albuquerque
NM
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
Active since:
12/2015

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.

NM
This LPP is working with students.
Active since:
01/2017

Ben Franklin School is using Nature's Notebook in Cleveland, OH as a part of the Ohio State University Phenology group.

Cleveland
OH
This LPP is working with students.
Active since:
04/2013
OH
This LPP is working with students.
Active since:
05/2013

Big Branch Marsh NWR is using Nature's Notebook in efforts to answer broad questions addressed by the Gulf Coast Phenology Trail as well as establish baseline phenological data at our site.

Lacombe
LA
Active since:
01/2017

Blue Hill Heritage Trust in Blue Hill Maine, is using Nature's Notebook to expand the geographic range of their phenology and bird migration project, which may turn into other projects as their data and program develop further. We also seek to inform local partners about the importance of phenology data on their land and how they can help and contribute to their own conservation goals. We are aiming to engage volunteers and participants on how they can become involved and easily contribute to science by using Nature's Notebook.

Blue Hill
ME
Partner Website:
Active since:
08/2017
Canelo
AZ
Active since:
04/2018

Subgroup of the Tucson Phenology Trail, we engage K-5 graders in our Environmental Learning Lab, both in school and after school programming.

Tucson
AZ
This LPP is working with students.
Active since:
04/2013

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
Active since:
05/2019

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

Waltham
MA
This LPP is working with students.
Active since:
09/2014

We train teachers to do phenological field work with their students as a citizen science initiative and for the purpose of teaching and learning the skills that are practiced in long-term field investigations in life science. We envision that teachers will do a combination of secondary research, looking at collected data, and active field work to collect more data. In the professional development sessions we've modeled with the question based on early leaf-out of oaks in Colorado that lead to a chain of events, "Why did the oak leaves come out early?"

Brooklyn
NY
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
Active since:
04/2009

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.
Active since:
01/2018
Torrey
UT
Active since:
04/2013
Marblemount
WA
Active since:
06/2015

California College of the Arts is using Nature's Notebook to collect student observations over time. We aim to have students document trees and plants in an area that will soon be disturbed and to learn to identify specific trees and plants. Our students "adopt" a plant or tree, and follow it through the season. Over time we hope the project enhances student learning about plants, ecosystems, and climate change.

Oakland
CA
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
Active since:
02/2014

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