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We offer the capacity for many observers taking phenology observations on the same individual plants and animal species to each submit observations from their own accounts. The account administrator has access to all observations. This functionality has been implemented in locations including schools, botanical gardens, neighborhood phenology trails, and nature centers.
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Resources for Local Phenology Leaders
Local Phenology Leader Certification Course
An 8 week interactive course designed to help you navigate our online materials and establish a long term phenology monitoring program using Nature's Notebook at your site. We offer two sessions a year - one in the Fall and one in the Spring. For more information visit the Local Phenology Leader Certification Course Landing Page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the list of people interested in signing up.
Download, visualize, and create graphs to share with your group members
Customizable phenology calendars appear right on your Observation Deck, which is your go-to place for setting up observation sites and selecting species to monitor. Calendars can be downloaded and shared with your group members. Watch an instructional webinar, review a step-by-step .pdf or see an example of how you could use them into your educational program.
The online phenology visualization tool allows you to compare observations beyond your group—across sites, through time, and across species. You can also view phenology observations in the context of climate data. This tool can be a great way to demonstrate to participants how their observations compare to others in the database (video tutorial available).