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The California Phenology Project is working at all levels to cultivate phenological and climate change literacy. From elementary school classrooms to university labs, and from natural reserves to national parks, the CPP is developing and implementing a variety of educational, outreach, and scientific training activities.

studentsWhether you're looking for a simple hands-on activity for the backyard or schoolyard, or you're in need of a guide to plan, install, and use a phenology garden for year-round scientific and educational activities, you'll find over 25 phenology-focused resources on our Education pages. These resources are designed by CPP scientists and educators for a variety of ages and scientific abilities.

To browse and download our resources, we suggest that you first identify your intended audience in the table below and then explore the appropriate categories.

We would value your feedback when you use these resources with your own audiences – contact us to let us know what works, what doesn’t, and how you’ve integrated these resources with your programs!



   X = Suitable for everyone within audience     (X) = Suitable/adaptable for advanced groups
                                A complete list of our resources is available here.
  Intended Audience
'Formal' education settings (K-12) 'Informal' education settings Public College

Phenology Gardens

Learn how to integrate phenology into garden design and planning, and then run our activities in them.

Hands-on interactive activities (outdoor/indoor)

There's something for everyone here! Games, activities, lessons, and other creative ways of integrating phenology into new or existing programs.

Herbarium-based phenology activities

Learn how to explore preserved plants in your own region to study phenology and climate change.
(X) X X X

Computer-based data exercises

Using real phenological data from a CPP research project, follow a step-by-step guide to process, analyze, and visualize the data in Microsoft Excel.
(X) X X X

Annotated lectures

Deliver a scripted presentation to your own audience.
(X) X X X

Seminar modules

Dive into the scientific literature with these guided discussion modules.
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