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  • USA-NPN HIGHLIGHTED IN WHITE HOUSE'S CITIZEN SCIENCE AND CROWDSOURCING FORUM
    Wednesday, September 30, 2015

    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 Agencieshighlight USA-NPN's Nature's Notebook plant and animal phenology observation program as an example of the great benefit of citizen science. 

  • USA-NPN highlighted in PBS's KQED blog
    Monday, August 3, 2015

    USA-NPN's Nature's Notebook was recently featured in a blog post from San Francisco's KQED, a member station of PBS. Also highlighted was the California Phenology Project and its recent Ecosphere paper which analyzes data from four of the species studied during the Project.

  • USA-NPN's Spring Indices Featured on new Whenology website
    Friday, 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 Report
    Tuesday, June 2, 2015

    The USA-NPN's Start of Spring Indicator was recently highlighted in the USGCRP annual report, Our Changing Planet. The report also highlights the very early spring of 2012 and citizen science's constibutions to the field of global change research. 

  • NATIONAL POLLINATOR HEALTH STRATEGY RELEASED
    Wednesday, 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.

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