Indiana Phenology


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We have opportunities for individuals, groups and schools to participate:
  • Indiana Backyard Observers: Individuals and families observe plants year round and record what they see using Nature's Notebook.
  • Indiana Schoolyard Phenology: Schools create Nature's Notebook monitoring locations on school grounds where students can experience science in action as they make regular observations of seasonal change in nature.
  • Indiana Phenology Trail: Partnering organizations establish one or more phenology walks on their property and utilize Nature's Notebook in support of education, management or research goals.
We offer training and educational opportunities to Backyard Observers, participants at partnering sites, and classroom teachers across Indiana. We create and share educational resources online and publish a monthly newsletter sharing phenology data collected by our observers. We also provide internship opportunities for college students.