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1 LoriAnne Barnett Education Coordinator, USA-NPN Using Nature's Notebook to Engage Volunteers in Exciting and Relevant Research

2 Photo credit: P. Warren Expanding your reach Where can I get some? Excitement is catchy Creating a game plan Help?! Photo credit: E. Alderson Photo credit: B. Powell Photo credit: P. Warren

3 Expanding your reach Photo credit: E. Alderson Photo credit: B. Powell Photo credit: P. Warren

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6 Meaningful for YOU.

7 Photo credit: P. Warren Where can I get some? Photo credit: E. Alderson Photo credit: B. Powell Photo credit: P. Warren

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9 Master Gardeners and Naturalists Master Tree Stewards Friends’ Groups Local Natural Areas Partners/Institutes Schools

10 They can be a tough crowd

11 Meaningful for THEM.

12 Photo credit: P. Warren Excitement is catchy Photo credit: E. Alderson Photo credit: B. Powell Photo credit: P. Warren

13 Photo credit: L. Barnett Too cool Blues.

14 Photo credit: P. Warren Creating a game plan Photo credit: E. Alderson Photo credit: B. Powell Photo credit: P. Warren

15 Horticultural Science Environmental Education Forest Inventory Land Management

16 Short term (within a year)  Engage participants in collecting observations, year round, on mesquite trees  Develop activities for youth and adults at sites to encourage observations of mesquite trees Medium term (within 3-4 years)  Share data with participants, develop a phenology calendar for the mesquite tree  Encourage participants to recruit others to collect observations Long term (5+ years)  Make general recommendations for safe harvest times GOALS and OUTCOMES

17 Design a PHENOLOGY PROGRAM What is your science question? What outcomes do you want to achieve? What are the activities you can do? What are the resources you already have? Who would be potential partners? Long-term observations help the USA-NPN and can help local programs!

18 Photo credit: P. Warren Help?! Photo credit: E. Alderson Photo credit: B. Powell Photo credit: P. Warren

19 Photo credit: L. Barnett Program planning Resources: Curriculum by audience: Start a local project: Planning worksheets Ways to connect Shared sites Phenology Data: Visualization tools Downloadable excel How can I help you? How to Observe: Handbook Online tutorials for everything Botany 101 guide and Phenophase primer coming soon!

20 Photo credit: L. Barnett QUESTIONS?

21 Thank you! LoriAnne Barnett You’re invited to connect with USA-NPN… Sign up for a phenology e-newsletter (quarterly) Join the Nature’s Notebook community and become an observer: Contribute to science while having fun! Discover new tools and resources for work or play LoriAnne


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