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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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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.
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.
Citizen Science Team at Trinity Christian College is using Nature's Notebook to engage students on campus with ecology and the environment. We plan to observe plants in the campus landscape and along a forested trail on campus.
College of Menominee Nation Phenology Walk in Keshena, Wisconsin aims to engage students and community in observing the land.
Colorado National Monument is using Nature's Notebook for our Cottonwood Observation Project to establish a site where students, volunteers, employees and community members can contribute to creating a baseline of phenological observations of a cottonwood species and for this site to be an experiential education resource and a springboard for climate change dialogue. We will work with community members including scientists, teachers, and CMU professors to establish a monitoring program that emphasizes citizen science and climate change communication. New recruitment of pioneer cottonwood in riparian areas in the arid southwest is threatened by climate change impacts and phenologlical observations of the species could inform research if hotter/earlier spring temperatures are quickening historic seed dispersal trends.
The Collaborative established the New York Phenology Project is a community-science initiative to investigate changing plant and pollinator phenology across an urban to rural gradient in lower NY.
Part of the California Phenology Project
Couturie Forest Phenology Trail in New Orleans, Louisana is using Nature's Notebook as a part of the Gulf Coast Phenology Trail to promote education of different native and invasive plant species in Couturie Forest and to provide a citizen science opportunity in the park.
Crosby Arboretum is using Nature's Notebook for outreach and engagement of young visitors.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden's primary purpose in creating a phenology 'walk' is outreach and engagement of our school groups, volunteers and Garden guests. Through community engagement, visitors will select visitation of spaces underutilized while making connections in nature. School groups will learn about phenology, make 'big picture' connections and potentially begin the journey of becoming citizen scientists.
Their science question is broad-based yet relevant enough to the general Garden audience.
"How do changes in season affect native plant species over time?"
Twenty-five select tree, fern and wildflower plots have been identified for observation in the Garden in Belmont, NC, on the existing Persimmon Trail, easily accessible to all participants making observations.
To start with, 9th grade environmental science students will be using Nature's Notebook. Potentially other departments at the school could use it as well. Integrating modern and historical phenology observations into a environmental science curriculum.
Desert View High School is participating in Nature's Notebook with the Tucson Phenology Trail. Our high school is working with a team to get public school students connected to the national park through citizen science. The first step is to get students engaged on campus and then take that experience and connect it to similar experiences at the park. This group at Desert View is a small piece to this much bigger project. We plan to formulate questions, collect data and then analyze that data along with data that has been collected by others in the past to investigate ecosystems and climate change.
Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA is using Nature's Notebook to facilitate a phenology data collection activity with first year undergraduates in an Environmental Science course. This is so the students get experience collecting data while contributing to an authentic scientific project. Hopefully this will be continued in future years so that the students can monitor campus trees over time.