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Central Connecticut Phenology Program

Central Connecticut Phenology Program is using Nature's Notebook to become part of a national organization with protocols gives importance to a very important movement in creating a citizen scientist base who can gather the needed data to enable better environmental decisions moving forward.

East Hartford, Manchester and Tolland
Organization Type: 
Plan to Use Nature's Notebook for:: 
Studying invasive species phenology
Studying pollinator phenology
Studying climate change impacts
Engaging the public
Contributing to a national effort
Entrypoint for citizen science
This LPP is working with K-16 students: 
More than 30 students: 
Under-served Communities: 
Involves indigenous communities: 
This LPP is part of a Phenology Trail: 
Personal Site Network: 
2019 Impact Statement
Nature's Notebook allows everyone the realization that science and ecological awareness can be fun. With some instruction, anyone can become a competent citizen scientist observer. o subtly make people aware that what happens in their own backyards has implications to what is happening in the rest of the world.
I won't know the results of the implementation of my vision of my local phenology program for many months. I know where I would like to be at the end of 2020 and will develop a reasonable timeline to get there while meeting many of my high expectations.
Since this is an entirely new local program, time will tell. I will be learning as much as I will be instructing. The first year my focus will be on education, others and my own, creating fun phenological events at specific phenophases, making cooperative relationships with local organizations, associations, schools, clubs and groups, setting up sites and trails while learning administrative methods and procedures that will make this program viable and sustainable.