Mertz Library Humanities

Nature’s Notebook Workshop

Thursday, September 26, 2019

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Learn to use the latest version of the popular nature app, Nature’s Notebook, a project of the USA National Phenology Network, in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library with Plant Records Manager Kristine Paulus. Nature’s Notebook gathers information on plant and animal phenology across the U.S. that can be used for decision-making on local, national and global scales to ensure the continued vitality of our environment. Volunteer programs at NYBG, including the Forest Phenology Program and the Living Collections Phenology program, also collect data using the Nature’s Notebook application.

Scientists alone cannot collect enough data: They need your help. Join more than 15,000 other naturalists across the nation in taking the pulse of our planet. Once you understand how to use the app, you’ll use scientifically-vetted observation guidelines, developed for over 1000 species, to ensure data are useful to researchers and decision-makers.

Registration is required for this workshop. Please bring:

  • A smartphone or tablet with the Nature’s Notebook application downloaded
  • Your username and password for the Nature’s Notebook application—please set up your account before the workshop.

For a sneak peek at what plants you might observe at NYBG, take a look at the phenology walks on our NYBG Garden Navigator tours page.