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Sandia Prep wants to collect data over many years so students can help analyze the data and investigate changes over time or to compare data in different areas.  They plan to make weekly observations of about 10 plants around our campus.  Observations of various plants in Albaquerque, NM will be done mostly by middle school students but would like to place signs with QR codes to encourage parents and visitors to make observations as well.

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Santiago Canyon College Biology will use Nature's Notebook as a means to introduce these students to field biology and to enhance their learning of plant anatomy and species identification. Monitoring will be done in Santiago Oaks Park in Orange, California with groups observing species in both Coastal Sage Scrub and riparian communities. Still deciding on plant and bird species but attempting to get 3 plant species and 3 bird species in each community.

Shipley's Choice Elementary School SCES Nature Nuts staff, students in K-5 and volunteer parents are using Nature's Notebook to  partake in citizen science through the use of technology in their outdoor classroom. Knowledge of their schoolyard habitat is important for current environmental literacy  standards of learning. They are observing in outdoor classroom situated in a rich habitat near a bog, rain garden, butterfly garden, surrounding woods and open fields.

Students at the Science and Math Institute in northwest Washington state are tracking plant phenology, learning how to collect data, and illustrating native plant phenology during daily hikes through the 702-acre Point Defiance park.

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This University is using Nature's Notebook to collect phenology observations at Sewanee Domain.

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Sherwood is using Nature's Noteook to record phenology observations.

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Middle School Students grades 6-8 and High School Students 9-12 are part of a service learning group at Spectrum High School called the Citizen Scientists. They are looking for ways to gather data for science and help further local causes. Nature's Notebook is another tool they are using to examine the world around them in Elk River, MN.

Students at Sister High School in Oregon are currently monitoring phenology of Pinus ponderosa and Purshia tridentata in secondary forests and successional fields. Data is collected through Nature's Notebook and entered on a weekly to monthly basis throughout the year. 

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Observations using Nature's Notebook are being taken to conduct  citizen science with Students at South High in Minneapolis MN. 

Southern Oregon University Farm is using Nature's Notebook to engage visiting student groups at the SOU Farm in phenology related lessons.