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The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) in Albuquerque, NM is currently performing citizen science monitoring of the bosque, which is Rio Grande riparian ecosystem, with local schools around Albuquerque and New Mexico. Using Nature's Notebook will add a phenology-related piece to our educational programming happening with about 40 different education groups (classes, scouts, etc) each year. Our partnership aims to help students feel a connection to their landscape through careful monitoring and observing of the changing seasons in the bosque. Some of the speciees being monitored include: cottonwood - P. deltoides (native), Siberian elm - U. pumila (exotic), tamarisk - Tamarix sp. (exotic).

Organization Type: 
Plan to Use Nature's Notebook for:: 
Informing management
Answering science questions
Studying invasive species phenology
Studying migratory animals 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
This LPP is working with K-16 students: 
More than 30 students: 
Under-served Communities: 
Under-served how?: 
Title I schools, Latinx/Hispanic, Native American
Involves indigenous communities: 
This LPP is part of a Phenology Trail: 
Personal Site Network: 
First Observation Date: 
December, 2015
Partner Group