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Sample Nature's Notebook Higher Education Semester-Long Program

These are examples of Nature's Notebook semester-long program implementation plans for 3 different university level courses, in different departments, with different outcomes. Each engages students in making observations using Nature's Notebook for 4-8 weeks during the semester.

These resources were shared courtesy of Dennis Rosemartin, Assistant Professor, Department of Childhood Education and Care, Salem State University; Lisa Parce, Lecturer/Curriculum Specialist, Department of Agriculture Education, University of Arizona; and Rachel Gallery, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona. Questions can be directed to the USA-NPN Education Coordinator,

View other examples of activities and lessons for higher education on our Higher Education Landing page.

Interested in learning about how to set up your monitoring program to meet your course needs? Visit our Start a Local Program page for more information. 

Type of Resource: 
Lesson plan
Created by an LPL
Audience Type: 
Post Secondary (Higher Ed)
Length of Time: 
90 minutes