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ECO Teen Naturalists

Educating Children Outdoors (ECO) Teen Naturalists would like to work on is a monitoring the phenology of three species of plants/trees at the Santa Cruz River Park in Marana, AZ with our Teen Naturalists. We want the teens to learn through inquiry and project based learning methods and Nature's Notebook is a way we can accomplish that. We also want the teens to develop a strong sense of place and take ownership of a natural area. We will be doing other things in conjunction with our phenology monitoring including river flow monitoring, chemical water testing and macroinvertebrate surveys, soil testing, bio blitzes, and more. We will also be learning about watersheds and riparian ecosystems. And we will be doing trash clean ups and possibly invasive species removal. All these things combined will allow the teens to see the connections between natural processes.

Organization Type: 
Plan to Use Nature's Notebook for:: 
Answering science questions
Studying invasive species phenology
Studying climate change impacts
Status and trends (or baseline) monitoring
Getting students involved with research
Getting students outside
Engaging the public
Entrypoint for citizen science
This LPP is working with K-16 students: 
More than 30 students: 
Under-served Communities: 
Involves indigenous communities: 
This LPP is part of a Phenology Trail: 
Personal Site Network: 
First Observation Date: 
March, 2021
Partner Group
Date of last record submission: 
August, 2020