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Taking the Pulse of Our Planet

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Students use Nature's Notebook as a class project. 

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The school's Phenology Club is using Nature's Notebook.

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Milner Gardens & Woodland - Vancouver Island University is using Nature's Notebook to observe on their 28 hectare (70 acre) property in Canada with their staff, community volunteers, and students. They desire to get baseline measurements to track effects of climate change, provide data for local, regional and continental studies and encourage participation by students & community volunteers.  They will start their observations with the following locations and species: In the woodland: Douglas fir, Bigleaf Maple, Red Alder, Grand Fir, Rubus
parvifolius, Rubus spectabilis, Vaccinium ovatum, Vaccinium parvifolium, Lonicera ciliosa, Achlys triphylla. In the garden: magnolia & Hamamelidaceae collections.

Murray State University Phenology is using Nature's Notebook with the objective to examine the impacts of climate change on vegetation phenology development. They are interested in investigating the impact of climatic variables on phenology particularly the effect these variables on determining the start and the end of the growing season. Undergraduate students will be making the observations and during the fall semesters student from the dendrology class will be taking observations, and will be monitoring about eight species such as Dogwood, Sugar maple, Post Oak, White Oak, to name a few.

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Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is a federal-state partnership program that manages about 4,000 acres of estuarine and adjacent upland property in Narragansett Bay. The land is under protection by the state of RI.  They are using Nature's Notebook would like to use this with their homeschool classes that visit on a regular basis, and perhaps expand to summer camps as well.

The Natural History Institute cultivates and models an all-too rare integrated approach to natural history—a place where art, science, poetry, and philosophy seamlessly meld. The Institute provides opportunities for the general public to directly engage with the natural world through educational and public outreach programs, a vibrant art gallery that hosts workshops and guest speakers, along with research and teaching collections of plants, insects, and rocks, that highlight the diversity of Arizona's Central Highlands.

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Teachers, students, and volunteers at New Paltz Central High School are using Nature's Notebook to record information on the phenology of multiple species of plants in their school's courtyard. They will compare these observations to historical phenology data.

Students at Occidental College are using Nature's Notebook to record phenology observations on campus.

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Students are monitoring lilacs. 

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