The Connection
Issue Spring 2012

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Happy spring! Wow - what a spring it has been...record-breaking early temperatures all over the country, and legions of associated plant and animal responses. It will be very interesting to compare this year's phenology observations to those of other years. Thank you for helping us track these things!


Speaking of tracking observations - we have a major milestone to report - we just reached 1,000,000 records in the Nature's Notebook database! Thank you to all who have contributed data. Please keep it up, you are part of a great nationwide effort! 


What's in this e-newsletter

Nature's Notebook apps available 

New species available in Nature's Notebook 

USA-NPN 2011 Annual Report now online!  

Phenology 2012 meeting, student scholarships available! 

Public Participation in Scientific Research meeting 


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 ANature's Notebook apps available 

Log observations using your smartphone!  


Streamline your data collection by taking your phone out into the field! Mobile apps for data entry are now available for iPhone and Android - download them from iTunes or the  Google Play Store!


We recommend that you get your sites, plants and animals set up using a computer and browser, and use the app primarily to facilitate data entry in the field (skip the datasheet step). Installation details 


B Species available in Nature's Notebook

 Select among nearly 800 species   

We are proud to announce that you can now monitor over 800 species through Nature's Notebook: we offer protocols for 608 species of plants and 166 species of animals. Check out the list! We plan to limit the addition of new species, emphasizing observations on this list of organisms.


AnnRpt2011 USA-NPN Annual Report online!

Read about our accomplishments last year - you helped!


We're thrilled to shout about our successes in 2011, thank you for your continued support and participation that makes these accomplishments possible! Read about it here... 


C Phenology 2012 meeting
Milwaukee, Sept 10-13

Student Scholarships Available!

An interdisciplinary international conference on phenology will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, September 10-13, 2012. This conference aims to bring together experts from around the world in all sub-fields of phenology and related disciplines. The overall theme of the conference is "Future Climate and the Living Earth." Conference products will include a set of peer-reviewed scientific papers in a special issue of the International Journal of Biometeorology. Please consider joining us at this event!


Abstract deadline: May 15, 20102 

Meeting details 


The USA National Phenology Network is pleased to offer student awards to assist participation in the Phenology 2012 meeting. To qualify, students must have an abstract submitted for an oral presentation at Phenology 2012. In addition, applicants must be enrolled as graduate or undergraduate students at the time of their application. 

Application deadlines:
May 15, 2012 

Submit an application



DConference - Public Participation in Scientific Research Portland, August 4-5

Join others in discussing citizen science projects!

This August, the Ecological Society of America annual meeting will be preceded by a conference on public participation in scientific research (PPSR). This landmark event will convene science researchers, project leaders, educators, technology specialists, evaluators, and others from across many disciplines (including astronomy, molecular biology, human and environmental health, and ecology) to discuss advancing the field of PPSR. We hope you will join us!


Poster abstract deadline: May 4, 2012 

Meeting information  


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Thank you! 
Thanks for being part of the USA-NPN community! It's great to have you here. Enjoy the spring, and look for your next issue of The Connection, USA-NPN's quarterly e-newsletter, in a few months.