The USA National Phenology Network is happy to work with members of the media to get you the phenology data and information that you need.
USA-NPN Mission Statement
The USA-NPN—a network of scientists, resource managers, educators, and volunteer observers supported by a National Coordinating Office—serves science and society by collecting, organizing and distributing phenological data and information to stakeholders to aid decision-making and adaptation to variable climates and changing environments.
Areas of Expertise
We are happy to give you information about:
What is phenology, and why should I care about it?
How do we know when spring is arriving, and how is the timing of spring changing?
How does the USA-NPN predict the activity of plant and animal species of interest?
How can people get involved in Nature's Notebook?
Have another question? Just ask!
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The Nature's Notebook logo may be used in print and on the web by USA-NPN partners and by the media. The logo may be resized as needed, provided it is scaled proportionately, and the words “A project of the USA-NPN” are legible. In text, Nature's Notebook should be italicized.
- USA-NPN (not NPN alone) is the abbreviation.
- “Taking the Pulse of Our Planet” (not ‘the Planet’) is our tag line.
- Phenology is the study of the timing of seasonal plant and animal life cycle events, including the flowering of plants, ripening of fruit, the emergence of insects, and migration of birds.
- The host institution of the USA-NPN is the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Arizona (snre.arizona.edu). Several institutions and agencies are responsible for the funding of the USA-NPN – ask our media contacts whom to credit for a particular effort.
The USA-NPN has made the following copyright-free images available to our media and outreach partners. Please credit the photographer Brian F. Powell.
Partners and Sponsors
We recognize hundreds of USA-NPN Partners. Anyone who participates in Nature’s Notebook or collaborates with NCO staff to advance the science of phenology or to inform decisions is part of the USA-NPN.