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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.

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

Thibodaux
LA
First Observation:
02/2018

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

New Orleans
LA
First Observation:
03/2017

The school is using Nature's Notebook to collect phenology observations.

Afton
MN
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
04/2014
Impact Statement:

The school is using Nature's Notebook to collect phenology observations.

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.
First Observation:
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.
First Observation:
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
First Observation:
04/2013

We are using Nature's Notebook to establish baseline data on our campus for phenophases of native and invasive tree species. Along the way, students will learn and experience the process of science.

St. Paul
MN
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
09/2021

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
First Observation:
01/2017

Black Rock Forest Phenology Project in Cornwall, New York is a science and research organization working to incorporate more citizen science projects in their programming to better connect our education activities with the research community. Phenology is a fun and easy way to connect students and the public with real life applicable science and the USA-NPN makes their contributions even more meaningful. They are also part of group of other science organizations called the Environmental Monitoring and Management Allicance (EMMA).

Cornwall
NY
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
Partner Website:

Nature's Notebook gives us an easy way to monitor phenology in the orchard, and learn more about the trees we care about. It will give us a record of when orchard trees and plants reached different stages each year.

Bloomington
IN
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
04/2021

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:
First Observation:
08/2017

At Blue Ridge Parkway National Park we have started using volunteers to rove high use trails where impacts to natural resources are occuring due to the high volume of park visitors. Having the volunteer rovers collect phenology data and enter it into Nature's Notebook would give them a way to interact and engage with park visitors.

Asheville
NC
Partner Website:
First Observation:
03/2021
Canelo
AZ
First Observation:
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.
First Observation:
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
First Observation:
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.
First Observation:
09/2014

Recently, we've introduced phenology in our teacher education programs with the phenomenon of changes in the timing of sap flow in sugar maples, approaching the explanation from the perspectives of western sugar bush farmers (Cornell University specialists and scientists) and Indigenous sugar bush farmers, Anishinaabe elders. This phenomenon is more local, this is a tree native to our forests in New York City. Teachers create a model based on an initial explanation for the sap flow changes from Cornell scientists and their own knowledge. We introduce the voice and Traditional Ecolological Knowledge of Indigenous sugar bush keepers, and teachers revise models based on the understandings of all streams of knowledge.

Brooklyn
NY
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
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.
First Observation:
01/2018

Ball State University Field Station and Environmental Education Center is using Nature's Notebook in Muncie, Indiana for community & class involvement and, monitoring trends.

IN
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
03/2021

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