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Nature's Notebook

Nature's Notebook gathers information on plant and animal phenology across the U.S. to be used for decision-making on local, national and global scales to ensure the continued vitality of our environment. Scientists alone cannot collect enough data: They need your help. Join more than 6,000 other amateur naturalists across the nation in taking the pulse of our planet. Volunteers use scientifically-vetted observation guidelines, developed for over 1,000 species, to ensure data are useful to researchers and decision-makers.

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Geographic Scope: National (open to World, but focus is on US)

Project Status: Active - recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Classification or tagging, Data entry, Finding entities, Geolocation, Learning, Measurement, Observation, Sample analysis, Site selection and/or description,

Start Date: 2007-01-01

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Other Federal Government Sponsor: NASA, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Oak ridge National Laboratory (Funded by Department of Energy)

Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Climate and weather, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors

Intended Outcomes: Programmatic, Research development, Individual learning, Conservation,