Docents at the New York Botanical Garden participated in this webinar on the importance of phenology data, the results at the garden so far, some specifics on using Nature's Notebook and got some answers to their tricky phenophase questions.
This contains materials exhibited at the USA-NPN Booth at the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books, located in Science City - Science of the Natural World, March 15-16. The booth was staffed by two NPN personnel from 9am til 5:30pm. All audiences were in attendance, but the focus was primarily youths, aged 2-13, although we encourged participation from all.
In this article in City Trees, authors Theresa Crimmins and Dudley Hartel discuss how city foresters can use Nature's Notebook to inform when to schedule management activities, identify problems in early stages, support reserach, and engage others.
Ensia is an online and print magazine showcasing solutions to the Earth's biggest environmental challenges. Their readers include environmental leaders and decision makers around the world as well as researchers and scientists and the public. They have posted a story "Why You Shouldn't Hope for an Early Spring" quoting the National Phenology Network director, Jake Weltzin, and NPN data.
2 hour presentation as a part of a Teachers Workshop at the SRER. Introduction to Nature's Notebook and phenology as well as resources to plan a program. Activity ideas and worksheets from the workshop are below. Other resources can be found on our Education Page, www.usanpn.org/educate/nn_curriculum. For example, here is a journaling activity. Please feel free to use the slides from the presentation.
This presentation was given to the phenology trail implementation group, led by Dr. Dan Wildcat, at Haskell Indian Nations Univerisity. The group will be creating a phenology walk and trail in Lawrence, Kansas.
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Intro lecture delivered to a Introduction to Primatology Methods class. Includes background information on the importance of phenology to research in this field, as well as designing a scientific research question based upon observations made throughout the course. Follow up lecture will include viewing and analysis of the data.
People have used phenology for thousands of years to guide their actions, from knowing when to hunt, plant, and harvest, to deciding when to watch for pests. These seasonal events can be equally useful to us in our everday lives. Learn how phenology, the study of life cycle events in plants and animals, can benefit you in many ways - from helping you learn about the natural world to honing your observation skills.
USA-NPN becomes a DataONE Member Node, delivering phenology data from the Nature’s Notebook program collected at 2,000 sites across the United States from 2009 through 2012. The DataONE infrastructure will improve access to the data resources generated by USA-NPN, and contribute to a community effort to improve the standards and infrastructure supporting data access.
USA-NPN Executive Director Jake Weltzin gave this webinar for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, entitled "The USA National Phenology Network: Informing Science, Conservaton and Resource Management."
This 3 hour workshop was used as a content area for the Pima County, Arizona Master Gardener Training Program. It provides an opening activity, 1.5 hour lecture about the relavence of phenology to gardening, including ecology, climate, historical data collection, and working examples of how phenology is used in a variety of Extension programs across the US.
During this check-in with Valle de Oro Nature's Notebook participants, we reviewed the initial visits made at the refuge, and discussed the issues that have come up in the first few weeks of monitoring. This included scheduling visits, finding sites on the refuge, data recording and entry, smartphone apps, and the request to have more face-to-face meetings. Erin Posthumus facilitated the meeting, and Jennifer Owen-White as well as 10 volunteers were present.
This workshop was an introduction to phenology and Nature's Notebook, an introduction to program design and development surrounding a science question that can be answered using phenology data, and an introduction to resources available to get started.
This 4 hour workshop was designed for volunteers who are interested in helping to create a sustainable phenology monitoring program at site, using Nature's Notebook. The resources below include those that were handed out during the workshop and are available to be edited.