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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.

Tucson Mission Garden is using Nature's Notebook as part of the Tucson Phenology Trail to understand the impact of climate change on the phenophases of plants and how that might impact migratory animals that either pass through or wind up in the Tucson area..

Tucson
AZ
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
09/2016

TWRS is a unique wilderness research station with a history of collecting phenological data.  We are looking to make our data accessible, useful, and engaging for the public and hope to establish valuable rural baselines to prove the value of this type of field station.

Challis
ID

We want to start using Nature's Notebook to track changes to plants and animals within the arboretum in order to engage and educate our visitors. Long-time staff and volunteers have noticed changes over the years, such as earlier blooms and earlier arrival of some animal species. Nature's Notebook will be a perfect tool to substantiate these anecdotal observations.

Media
PA
This LPP is working with students.
Partner Website:
First Observation:
03/2022

The UA SEEC Program aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics (STEAM) and social science among low-income and under-represented minority K-12 students in Title I schools within the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD). The SEEC program, part of the University of Arizona’s (UA) Community and School Garden Program (CSGP), gives TUSD students and teachers the resources and opportunity to connect with community scholars performing cutting-edge, ongoing environmental research through citizen science programs, community grants, guest lectures, training programs, and more. In order to have a successful program, it is pertinent to be able to connect students with the people and citizen science programs that can have tangible outcomes, concrete examples of place-based environmental knowledge, and sustainability. The SEEC Program will connect its students and teachers to the USA National Phenology Network (USANPN) and Nature's Notebook (NN) as a way for them to formally participate in citizen science projects, establish scientific questions, methods, and means of data collection, and analyze their results. The USA-NPN and NN will help the SEEC Program establish low-maintenance educational tools, long-term connections within a school system, accessible data, and local connections with their surrounding environment, which can result in increased interest, understanding, and commitment to the environment, STEAM, and social science fields for years to come. TUSD students, staff, and SEEC Program staff and interns are observing with Nature's Notebook.

Tucson
AZ
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
11/2015

University of the Fraser Valley is using Nature's Notebook in our semester-long phenology project an introduction to ecology course to engage students in a research project. The course will be taught online due to COVID-19 and students will establish sites in their neighbourhoods that they will repeatedly monitor throughout the semester. Students will also formulate hypotheses on the species that they are tracking that they will test using Nature's Notebook's dataset. 

Abbotsford, British Columbia
BC
This LPP is working with students.

UIdaho has a phenology lab exercise in their course and want students to observe trees tand use USA-NPN data to estimate bud break, enter observations through Nature Notebook and compare predicted with observed.  Teaches factors controlling annual growth phases and develops observational skills. They will observe quaking aspen (Populus tremuloidies) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menzeisii) at several locations on campus.

Idaho
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
03/2017

University of La Verne aims to have students to collect data that is meaningful.  Ecology students will carry out a semester long research project where they will collect data for Nature's Notebook. The data collected this year (2020-2021) will serve as preliminary data for my future's courses.  Student's can then get a sense for how science actually builds upon itself!

La Verne
CA
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.

University of La Verne - Biology Department Mountain and Desert Biology Course where students develop their own research questions and collect data throughout 5 weeks of the course.  The goal is for them to collect data that would be useful to their community and use Nature's Notebook.

La Verne
CA
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
05/2017

UNC Asheville has established two phenology gardens on their campus (sun and shade) as part of a NSF-funded project. They plan to use students (both research and classroom) to monitor phenophases in these gardens for many years to come. They plan to eventually install a phenology trail for use with other groups (K-12, community groups, etc.). They are collaborating with two other regional universities, Appalachian State University and Warren Wilson College, who are also installing similar gardens and trails. Nature's Notebook will allow multiple trained people to enter phenology data on their sites.

Asheville
NC
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
09/2018

University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY is using Nature's Notebook in a large (250 students/semester) course to teach about phenology and general science education. Observations will be collected by Undergraduate students enrolled in GEO105 Environmental Science course.

Buffalo
NY
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
06/2019

University at Buffalo Backyard Observers is using Nature's Notebook to engage our remote learning students in citizen science and collate observations related to our course at the University at Buffalo.

Buffalo
NY
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.

Nature's Notebook is being used by the Principles of Plant Science course at the University of Florida in Gainsville. This course is taught all semesters and Nature's Notebook will be a course activity repeating every year. This activity will contribute to the students exposure to identifying and monitoring plants. Also, they will contribute to science by providing their observations to the national network.

Gainesville
FL
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
03/2021

University of Lynchburg is collecting baseline phenology measurements for the native dogwood trees on campus and working with the director of campus grounds to plant cloned dogwoods to contribute to the dogwood genome project.

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

Ursinus College uses Nature's Notebook in an undergraduate Plant Biology lab to teach phenology.

This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
03/2017

University of Southern Mississippi Long Beach Campus in Long Beach, Mississippi is using Nature's Notebook as part of the Gulf Coast Phenology Trail.

Long Beach
MS
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
05/2019

USM Marine Education Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi is using Nature's Notebook to join federal, state, and private agencies participating in the Gulf Coast Phenology Trail.

Ocean Springs
MS
First Observation:
07/2018

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