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Active Local Phenology Programs
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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RMC Campus Phenology is an undergraduate ecology course every spring with students recording phenological observations on campus. The hope is to do this for decades, so in addition to providing a learning experience for students, intending to create a long-term dataset. They will be looking at several tree species as well as a few common mammals, birds, and insects in Ashland, VA.
Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester, Minnesota is using Nature's Notebook at their nature center to track seasonal changes with the Rochester Phenology Group.
Friends of Rye Nature Center to walk the Phenology Trail on the property and record their observations of the marked trees on the trail using the phenophase datasheets from Nature's Notebook. The group is made up of volunteer citizen scientists who enjoy observing the trees on the Nature Center's property and contributing information for scientific use while also using the opportunity to socialize with the other group members. The plan is for the group to continue their regular walks and would like to ensure that the data they collect is recorded on a regular basis.
Undergraduate class at UC Santa Barbara and volunteers are making observations at the Garden. Part of the California Phenology Project.
Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor, 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.
SEEDS Phenology Program in Fife Lake, MI is using Nature's Notebook to help the school meet an organizational goal to provide over 50% environmental education-based lessons to students and to help students develop a sense of place.
Shelburne Farms Phenology Walk in Shelburne, VT is using Nature's Notebook as part of their mission to educate for sustainability. The target audience for the walk is local families and visiting school groups to teach students about seasonal change, engage students with field science and the value of citizen science, teach students about the noticeable impacts of climate change close to home, build connection to place while allowing multiple teachers and staff members to enter data that the farm can monitor onsite as well as contributing to the larger Nature's Notebook database.
Sierra Streams Institute in Nevada City, CA was formed as part of an American Society for Plant Biology grant. They have K-12 students that collect phenology data, as well as a California Naturalist class.
SLZ Druid Phenology in San Lorenzo, CA is using Nature's Notebook to engage high school students in carefully following a scientific protocol while fostering their observational skills and their love of the natural world.
Smith College's Bio 131 class is using Nature's Notebook to help our students learn to observe the natural environment around them and on campus, and see how changes in climate and effects of invasive species affect the environment. We aim to increase knowledge of competition between invasive and native plants on their campus, which could be applied to managing the invasive species along the Mill River waterfront on the campus grounds in Northampton, MA. We would also like to establish a more accessible database for use by students in the course as well as the Smith College Botanic Gardens.
Smithsonian Gardens has established a Nature's Notebook group monitoring plants within the Smithsonian Museum grounds through contributions by staff and volunteers. Smithsonian Gardens strives to engage, inspire, and inform the public through horticultural displays and educational programming. SG would like this data to contribute to our long-term collection management, visitor outreach, and scientific research.
Scarsdale Union Free School District has started a group in Nature's Notebook called SMS Phenology to participate in Greenwave tree monitoring activity.
Sterling College Biology is interested in teaching observational skills to college students taking Environmental Science & Botany. They are also interested in answering questions related to relationships between flowering timing and soil temperatures in the Great Plains.