Nature’s Notebook

Connecting People with Nature to Benefit Our Changing Planet

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Needs Assessment Worksheet

Needs assessments are an important element of developing a site-based long-term phenology monitoring program. Thinking through the reasons you wish to utilize Nature’s Notebook for natural resource management, scientific, or educational purposes will help you to develop something sustainable. Even better would be to identify researchers, land managers, educators, or outreach providers in your community to collaborate on a monitoring program. If you are a researcher or land manager, reach out to educators who can help you recruit and train people to collect the data you need to answer your questions and make better decisions. If you are an educator, find a researcher or land manager who may find data you collect with your participants of value. 

For more information about the process and to share your form with the National Coordinating Staff, visit the Needs Assessment webpage

USA-NPN Education Resource Number: 2017-002-C

Type of Resource: 
Activity
Program Planning Materials
Training Materials
Indoor
Audience Type: 
Elementary School (K-4)
Middle School (5-8)
High School (9-12)
Post Secondary (Higher Ed)
Adult Audience
Length of Time: 
60 minutes