Photo credit: P. Warren Creating a game plan Photo credit: E. Alderson Photo credit: B. Powell Photo credit: P. Warren
Horticultural Science Environmental Education Forest Inventory Land Management
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
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!
Photo credit: P. Warren Help?! Photo credit: E. Alderson Photo credit: B. Powell Photo credit: P. Warren
Photo credit: L. Barnett Program planning Resources: Curriculum by audience: www.usanpn.org/education Start a local project: Planning worksheets Ways to connect Shared sites www.usanpn.org/partner/project Phenology Data: Visualization tools Downloadable excel www.usanpn.org/data How can I help you? How to Observe: Handbook Online tutorials for everything Botany 101 guide and Phenophase primer coming soon! www.usanpn.org/nn/guidelines
Thank you! LoriAnne Barnett email@example.com 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 Barnett firstname.lastname@example.org @loriannebarnett