USA NPN National Phenology Network

Taking the Pulse of Our Planet

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Salisbury University

We are using Nature's Notebook to engage 150 introductory biology students/year in tracking fall and spring phenophase changes for eight tree species on Salisbury University's campus. This Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience is designed to achieve three goals: 1) the social goal is to foster a sense of place, sense of belonging, and sense of community; 2) the skill goal to promote a sense of agency with science skills; and 3) the research goal is to use campus tree phenology as a local measure of climate change.

Organization Type: 
Plan to Use Nature's Notebook for:: 
Answering science questions
Studying climate change impacts
Status and trends (or baseline) monitoring
Getting students involved with research
Getting students outside
Contributing to a national effort
Entrypoint for citizen science
This LPP is working with K-16 students: 
More than 30 students: 
Under-served Communities: 
Under-served how?: 
Our introductory biology course serves diverse students with different economic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, and languages
Involves indigenous communities: 
This LPP is part of a Phenology Trail: 
Personal Site Network: 
First Observation Date: 
September, 2021
Partner Group
Date of last record submission: 
March, 2021