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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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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.
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.
City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Citizen Science Phenology Program is using Nautre's Notebook for phenological observation and recording using the USA-NPN standardized protocols. We have completed a 2-year pilot program of phenological plant monitoring with multiple volunteer observers at four sites (trails) that monitors four species of native shrubs. We would like to contribute the data and attribute the observations to multiple observers. We have not determined if we will repeat the monitoring of the marked plants, but if we do, being a group facilitates data entry using an app. In addition, we may do other types of phenological monitoring using this group in the future.
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.
Columbia College Forestry and Natural Resources is using Nature's Notebook in a series of Cal Nat, Ecology, and Climate Change courses which involve natural observation. One course a semester will be suing the Local Phenology Project to add to the same data set for the college and national program. Our LPP is most interested in baseline data and change over time.
Columbia Land Conservancy Phenology Trails in Chatham, NY in using Nature's Notebook Establish to establish a trail that will contribute data to a regional dataset and to the USA National Phenology Network dataset.
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 our 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.