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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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UMass Amherst's Foxcroft Farm is an ecology undergraduate class and is using Nature's Notebook to provide a citizen science approach to engaging in ecological research.
Frenchman Bay Conservancy in Hancock, Maine, is using Nature's Notebook to expand the geographic range of their phenology and bird migration project, which may turn into other projects as their data and program develop further. They also seek to inform local partners about the importance of phenology data on their land and how they can help and contribute to their own conservation goals. Also they aim to engage volunteers and participants on how they can become involved and easily contribute to science by using Nature's Notebook.
Georgetown University in Washington D.C. is hosting Georgetown Phenology Project using Nature's Notebook in a college course building on a previous professor's several year phenology project, and using the old data and species, continue to monitor the same trees. This will allow the students to continue the record and use past data to make predictions during each year.
We are using Nature's Notebook to engage Girl Scouts in a Citizen Science Journey online. We hope that our Girl Scouts will continue to be involved in citizen science throughout their lives.
Glacier National Park would like to formalize observations and input them into a larger database, using Nature's Notebook. With the USA-NPN's tools, they will create visualizations to be used for educational purposes. They aim to expand this program beyond the division of Interpretation to include other divisions within the park.
The goal of this group is to connect more community members with nature, raise awareness of phenology as a tool for measuring change, and provide a place to learn, practice and perfect making observations.
Grassroots Ecology has established a Nature's Notebook group in order to track the observations from California Naturalist class community scientists and other volunteers of the organization who are interested in contributing to phenology projects.
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust is a part of Downeast Phenology Trail in Maine, is using Nature's Notebook to expand the geographic range of our phenology and bird migration project, which may turn into other projects as data and program develop further. We seek to inform local partners about the importance of phenology data on their land and how they can help and contribute to their own conservation goals. Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust aims to engage volunteers and participants on how they can become involved and easily contribute to science by using Nature's Notebook.
We intend to use Nature's Notebook as a gathering place for the phenological data collected so that everyone can follow the same protocols and have an organized place to store it. Additionally, Nature's Notebook helps us with providing a multitude of resources to help both new staff members and volunteers at our National Park to access the information that they need to make the project successful. Lastly, we want the data we're collecting to be accessable and useful to many other organizations and researchers and Nature's Notebook makes that easy to do.
Greensboro College is using Nature's Notebook in undergraduate ecology and environmental science courses to show our students how their observations are valuable beyond our classroom and to help teach the concepts of macro-scale ecology, citizen science, and collaborative research.
We are using Nature's Notebook to engage the community with phenological data and contribute to the National Phenology Network.
The Gulf Coast Phenology Trail is composed of the following Local Phenology Programs (LPPs):
Barataria Phenology Trail, Bayou Lafourche Phenology Trail, Bayou Sauvage NWR, Big Branch Marsh NWR, Couturie Forest Phenology Trail, Crosby Arboretum, Grand Bay NWR/NERR, McLeod Water Park, Mississippi Sandhill Crane NWR, Pascagoula River Audubon Center, USM Long Beach, USM Marine Education Center
The Gulf Coast Phenology Trail was established in 2017 to have citizen scientists observe and record phenophases in red maple, red bay, yaupon holly, and wax myrtle plants using the program, Nature's Notebook. Initially the four core plants were selected to learn if there is a east-west gradient in plants based on the seasons. The inventory of plants and animals were increased depending on the site. Beginning in 2022 the primary focus on the Gulf Coast Phenology Trail will be in Louisiana to focus on plants and seed collections based on the funding for "Time to Restore: Connecting People, Plants, and Pollinators."
2018 Impact Statement
Harford Community College is using Nature's Notebook to acquire baseline phenophase data for their region near Bel Air, Maryland in order to conduct further phenological research.
Wickenburg Outdoor Education is working with schools and a nature preserve in Wickenburg, AZ area to establish a multi-site phenology trail that can be used by the general public and by teachers as part of their STEM curriculum by establishing the Hassayampa Phenology Trail.