USA NPN National Phenology Network

Taking the Pulse of Our Planet

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By partnering with the USA National Phenology Network your organization stands to gain greater visibility for your phenology-related efforts, connections to vibrant research and educator communities and opportunities for further collaboration. Together we can accomplish more!

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Partner With Us!

We are keen to partner with organizations that share our commitment to collecting and sharing phenology information and inspiring individuals to connect with nature throughout the seasons.

We recognize the following types of USA-NPN Partners:


Work with us to collect data for your research project through a Collaborating Project or download phenology from the National Phenology Database.

Natural Resource Managers

Join other natural resource institutions or agencies that are undertaking phenology monitoring to meet their own management or research objectives, including the National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, US Forest Service, Long Term Ecological Research Network, Long Term Agricultural Research Network, and the National Ecological Observatory Network.


Offer placed-based, hands-on learning opportunities, provide a collaborative platform for site-based educators, and promote cross-subject engagement while addressing standards of learning.

Volunteer Scientists

Participate in phenology monitoring through Nature's Notebook, our plant and animal phenology observation program. 

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We invite organizations to engage their members in Local Phenology Programs (LPPs). These programs are lead or facilitated by on-site Local Phenology Leaders (LPLs). We offer information and collaboration opportunities and a Community of Practice for Local Phenology Leaders via a USA-NPN-sponsored listserv.

Phenology Trails are an aggregation of Local Phenology Programs or a collection of participating sites in a given region of the United States. Phenology Trails are facilitated by Phenology Trail Coordinators who serve to organize more than one Local Phenology Program and multiple Local Phenology Leaders.

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