Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

Incline Village, Nevada

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This grant to the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science will involve 200 students from eight classrooms at four schools in a newly created citizen science program observing the phenology of organisms in the Tahoe region of California and Nevada. Data from student observations will be submitted to the National Phenology Network database. Students will observe, record, and analyze changes in phenophases of various organisms, learn about life cycle events and their connections to larger scale phenomena, while connecting to their local environment. Classrooms will be able to compare their data to other schools and transects, which vary in location and elevation.


Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists assists and rewards the implementation of inquiry-based, experiential science education where students do science and contribute to understanding of our environment through recognition and financial reward programs.

Grants range from equipment and supplies for taking environmental measurements to recognition and support for students presenting their research projects and working for pervasive inclusion of student research projects in science teaching. 

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