The US Government released today the Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit to assist Federal agencies to design, carry out and manage these projects. This Toolkit, along with John Holdren's Memo to Executive Departments and Agencies, highlight USA-NPN's Nature's Notebook plant and animal phenology observation program as an example of the great benefit of citizen science.
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USA-NPN HIGHLIGHTED IN WHITE HOUSE'S CITIZEN SCIENCE AND CROWDSOURCING FORUMWednesday, September 30, 2015
USA-NPN highlighted in PBS's KQED blogMonday, August 3, 2015
USA-NPN's Spring Indices Featured on new Whenology websiteFriday, July 10, 2015
The USA-NPN's Gridded Spring Indices, developed in partnership with Cornell University using long-term lilac data from the National Phenology Databse, are highlighted in the new website Whenology. The website uses dynamic visualizations to show how the timing of plant and animal phenology is changing.
USA-NPN Highlighted in US Global Change Research Program Annual ReportTuesday, June 2, 2015
NATIONAL POLLINATOR HEALTH STRATEGY RELEASEDWednesday, May 20, 2015
The USA-NPN is proud to be a part of the National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, just released by the interagency task force charged with this effort. The Strategy outlines needs and actions to better understand pollinator losses and improve pollinator health, and highlights citizen science, the USA-NPN's phenology monitoring protocols, and our collaboration with the US Fish & Wildlife Service's National Wildlife Refuge System.