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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

We are using Nature's Notebook to increase student awareness of the natural world through phenological monitoring. Our program encourages students to make careful observations of plants in the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge’s pollinator garden, many of which are widespread natives that can be found in our student’s neighborhoods. Data collection through Nature’s Notebook will reinforce STEM concepts from the classroom, giving students a perspective on how existential problems – like climate change, could be assessed at a hyper-local level by regular citizens, and empowering them by collecting valuable data for the park and the public.

City: 
Queens
State: 
NY
Plan to Use Nature's Notebook for:: 
Informing management
Answering science questions
Studying invasive species phenology
Studying pollinator phenology
Studying climate change impacts
Status and trends (or baseline) monitoring
Getting students involved with research
Getting students outside
Engaging the public
Contributing to a national effort
Entrypoint for citizen science
This LPP is working with K-16 students: 
Yes
More than 30 students: 
Under-served Communities: 
Yes
Under-served how?: 
Diverse students from NYC Public Schools
Involves indigenous communities: 
This LPP is part of a Phenology Trail: 
Personal Site Network: 
Partner Group
Date of last record submission: 
August, 2021