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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.

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.

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

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.

Chatham
NY
Partner Website:
First Observation:
03/2021

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.

NY
First Observation:
04/2014

We are using Nature's Notebook to create a community engagement, student education, and ecological monitoring tool at our non-profit nature preserve, which is free to the public and accessible to great variety of people. We will coordinate several tiers of data collection: Comprehensive phenological monitoring, to inform our conservation and land stewardship priorities; School group activities, to include phenology into our educational programming; Incidental and opportunistic data collection from visitors to the preserve, to bolster engagement from community members in science and ecological monitoring.

Greenville
SC
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
Partner Website:
First Observation:
03/2022
Hereford
AZ
First Observation:
04/2013

Part of the California Phenology Project

First Observation:
05/2014

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.

New Orleans
LA
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
08/2019

Crosby Arboretum is using Nature's Notebook for outreach and engagement of young visitors.

Picayune
MS
First Observation:
01/2018

We are using volunteers to collect data on a long-term experiment that is a collaboration between the National Park Service, City of St. Paul, University of Minnesota and Mississippi Park Connection (https://parkconnection.org/). The last is the non-profit partner of the Mississippi River National River and Recreation Area. The project is part of the Adaptive Silviculture for Climate Change Network (https://www.adaptivesilviculture.org/). We have planted tree from three different zones and understanding the role of phenology in their responses is critical to determining whether they are appropriate species or genotypes to recommend for future planting. Nature's Notebook simplifies our data collection!

Saint Paul
MN
This LPP is working with students.
Partner Website:

We aim to use Nature's Notebook to give students the opportunity to engage in meaningful science and data collection within the Denver metro region. A second goal of this program is to collect data on how tree phenology varies within the Denver metro region, and use this for the basis for research on urban forest health, spatial distribution of ecosystem services within urban areas, and urban forest response to climate change.

Denver
CO
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
01/2021

We aim to use Nature's Notebook to give students the opportunity to engage in meaningful science and data collection within the Denver metro region. A second goal of this program is to collect data on how tree phenology varies within the Denver metro region, and use this for the basis for research on urban forest health, spatial distribution of ecosystem services within urban areas, and urban forest response to climate change.

This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
01/2021

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. 

Belmont
NC
First Observation:
12/2016

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.

NY
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
05/2017
Phoenix
AZ
First Observation:
09/2013

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.

Tucson
AZ
This LPP is working with students.
This LPP is working with under-served communities.
First Observation:
08/2019
Mammoth Lakes
CA
First Observation:
06/2016

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.

Carlisle
PA
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
01/2018
Athens
GA
This LPP is working with students.
First Observation:
02/2015
Fremont
CA
First Observation:
10/2015

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