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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.
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SEEDS Phenology Program in Fife Lake, MI is using Nature's Notebook to help the school meet an organizational goal to provide over 50% environmental education-based lessons to students and to help students develop a sense of place.
Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge Socorro County, NM is using Nature's Notebook as a part of the Rio Grande Phenology Trail with a long-term goal to collect and record data to study focused trends of plant and animal species.
Shelburne Farms Phenology Walk in Shelburne, VT is using Nature's Notebook as part of their mission to educate for sustainability. The target audience for the walk is local families and visiting school groups to teach students about seasonal change, engage students with field science and the value of citizen science, teach students about the noticeable impacts of climate change close to home, build connection to place while allowing multiple teachers and staff members to enter data that the farm can monitor onsite as well as contributing to the larger Nature's Notebook database.
Sierra Streams Institute in Nevada City, CA was formed as part of an American Society for Plant Biology grant. They have K-12 students that collect phenology data, as well as a California Naturalist class.
SLZ Druid Phenology in San Lorenzo, CA is using Nature's Notebook to engage high school students in carefully following a scientific protocol while fostering their observational skills and their love of the natural world.
Smith College's Bio 131 class is using Nature's Notebook to help our students learn to observe the natural environment around them and on campus, and see how changes in climate and effects of invasive species affect the environment. We aim to increase knowledge of competition between invasive and native plants on their campus, which could be applied to managing the invasive species along the Mill River waterfront on the campus grounds in Northampton, MA. We would also like to establish a more accessible database for use by students in the course as well as the Smith College Botanic Gardens.
Smithsonian Gardens has established a Nature's Notebook group monitoring plants within the Smithsonian Museum grounds through contributions by staff and volunteers. Smithsonian Gardens strives to engage, inspire, and inform the public through horticultural displays and educational programming. SG would like this data to contribute to our long-term collection management, visitor outreach, and scientific research.
Scarsdale Union Free School District has started a group in Nature's Notebook called SMS Phenology to participate in Greenwave tree monitoring activity.
Sonoma Botanical Garden has been observing four tree species for since 2015 using Nature's Notebook. The species are Cornus kousa, Magnolia stellata, Malus sieboldii and Diospyros lotus.
Stetson Biology is using Nature's Notebook to give students the opportunity to collect field data and compare their data with data from other sites.
SUNY Geneseo is a part of the New York Phenology Project reporting data on phenology in their campus Spencer J. Roemer Arboretum, including documenting differences in phenology between the native and invasive shrubs. Ultimately they plan to create a phenology trail that includes other sites on campus and in the village. Students and community volunteers are collecting the records starting with monitoring Amur honeysuckle and gray dogwood, but plan to expand to other invasive shrubs and native trees and may eventually include some perennial wildflowers as well.
We are using Nature's Notebook to create a phenology club dedicated to the trail, have the trail be used in student and faculty research.
Talawanda Environment and Natural Sciences Club group is using Nature's Notebook with their group Talawanda Natural Areas in Oxford, Ohio observing at the natural areas surrounding our high school. We aim to get students involved in citizen science by observing with Nature's Notebook to record and organize collected data in one location, while contributing to a larger body of data that will provide evidence for climate change effects.
Tacoma Community College's Nature's Notebook group TCC Botany Back 40 Phenophase Group would like to see if flowering, fruit, leaf-out timing is shifting as climate changes and have students know their data is contributing to nationwide phenological data efforts.
Texas A and M AgriLife Research Station – Sonora is using Nature's Notebook to record data on Sideoats Grama (BOCU) and Ashe Juniper (JUAS) being monitored on research ranch in unburned plots in Sonora, TX for general research and educational purposes.
The Morton Arboretum is looking at comparison of phenological timing and climate sensitivity of different taxa from specific genera (e.g. Quercus, Acer) or regions (e.g. Midwest). We use Nature's Notebook as an engagement tool for volunteers and education/outreach. They will be monitoring a number of species in the Nature's Notebook database, but will also have many species which are not included and will also be curating a local database for these additional species. Our observers will begin by monitoring accessioned individuals in flagship collections (Oaks, Maples, Tilias, Magnolias) then expand to include naturally-occurring forest herbs, shrubs ad trees in woodlands in Lisle, IL (Chicago region).
The Orchard School in Indianapolis, IN is using Nature's Notebook to engage students with phenology as part of our outdoor education program.
This group (there will be a second formal group) is to connect backyard observers and provide data from Western PA. We have an active pollinator gardening community who are already invested in pollinator issues and can easily begin providing data through the Nectar Connector campaign to begin compiling data from our area while the formal group at Penguin Court is under construction.