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The 3rd and 4th classes of Fénis primary school constitute the largest group of phenological observers among those participating in the Phénoform action, with no fewer than 32 pupils. 

These highly skilled and impassioned observers are recording changes in the seasonal phenology of three species widespread in their area: ash, birch and hazel. Their study area lies partly in their own school, in whose garden grow three young birch trees, while the other specimens are located at the edge of the meadow behind the school building. The site is located at an altitude of 540 m on the north exposition of the valley, for which the conditions of sunshine are not optimal during the periods closest to winter.
 

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"The experience was exciting from the very beginning. It offered children a chance to discover the region through direct observation. The activity also provided the inspiration for several multidisciplinary insights, such as research with the use of both multimedia instruments and the books in the school library, meteorological observations and activities in education to the image. Throughout the project, the pupils worked enthusiastically, really entering into their role as young scientists. They also showed they had acquired new knowledge and were able to use it in different contexts." Manuela and Marisa - Teachers at Fénis

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Young scientists at work: "The activity of phenological recording really stirred our enthusiasm. We learned to observe nature around us with different eyes, understanding its rules and experiencing the scientific work of the study of climate change. Knowing that our work contributes to scientific studies really gratifies us a lot and makes us feel we partly scientists. We would very much like other children to join in this activity, so we decided to make a video that illustrates the work we have done and shows how you can create a Phenological observation site. We hope this will serve to encourage other classes to contribute to the work of phenological scientistist and CREA researchers. Enjoy watching it!" 3rd and 4th classes Fénis primary school

"The results of our work as phenological observers"

NEWS

Jan 2013

NEW PAPER! "Phenology and carbon dioxide source/sink strength of a subalpine grassland in response to an exceptionally short snow season" was published on Environmental Research Letters

May 2013

Watch PhenoALP presentation video!

Jun 2014

NDVI database now available

Aug 2013

Do you want to start phenological observations in your classes? Here is the experience from Torgnon primary school.

Dec 2013

Midterm Meeting took place: have a look at the contents

Jan 2013

NEW PAPER! "Phenology and carbon dioxide source/sink strength of a subalpine grassland in response to an exceptionally short snow season" was published on Environmental Research Letters

May 2013

Watch PhenoALP presentation video!

Jun 2014

NDVI database now available

Aug 2013

Do you want to start phenological observations in your classes? Here is the experience from Torgnon primary school.

Dec 2013

Midterm Meeting took place: have a look at the contents

Jan 2013

NEW PAPER! "Phenology and carbon dioxide source/sink strength of a subalpine grassland in response to an exceptionally short snow season" was published on Environmental Research Letters

May 2013

Watch PhenoALP presentation video!

Jun 2014

NDVI database now available

Aug 2013

Do you want to start phenological observations in your classes? Here is the experience from Torgnon primary school.

Dec 2013

Midterm Meeting took place: have a look at the contents

Jan 2013

NEW PAPER! "Phenology and carbon dioxide source/sink strength of a subalpine grassland in response to an exceptionally short snow season" was published on Environmental Research Letters

May 2013

Watch PhenoALP presentation video!

Jun 2014

NDVI database now available

Aug 2013

Do you want to start phenological observations in your classes? Here is the experience from Torgnon primary school.

Dec 2013

Midterm Meeting took place: have a look at the contents

Jan 2013

NEW PAPER! "Phenology and carbon dioxide source/sink strength of a subalpine grassland in response to an exceptionally short snow season" was published on Environmental Research Letters

May 2013

Watch PhenoALP presentation video!

Jun 2014

NDVI database now available

Aug 2013

Do you want to start phenological observations in your classes? Here is the experience from Torgnon primary school.

Dec 2013

Midterm Meeting took place: have a look at the contents

Jan 2013

NEW PAPER! "Phenology and carbon dioxide source/sink strength of a subalpine grassland in response to an exceptionally short snow season" was published on Environmental Research Letters

May 2013

Watch PhenoALP presentation video!

Jun 2014

NDVI database now available

Aug 2013

Do you want to start phenological observations in your classes? Here is the experience from Torgnon primary school.

Dec 2013

Midterm Meeting took place: have a look at the contents

Jan 2013

NEW PAPER! "Phenology and carbon dioxide source/sink strength of a subalpine grassland in response to an exceptionally short snow season" was published on Environmental Research Letters

May 2013

Watch PhenoALP presentation video!

Jun 2014

NDVI database now available

Aug 2013

Do you want to start phenological observations in your classes? Here is the experience from Torgnon primary school.

Dec 2013

Midterm Meeting took place: have a look at the contents

Jan 2013

NEW PAPER! "Phenology and carbon dioxide source/sink strength of a subalpine grassland in response to an exceptionally short snow season" was published on Environmental Research Letters

May 2013

Watch PhenoALP presentation video!

Jun 2014

NDVI database now available

Aug 2013

Do you want to start phenological observations in your classes? Here is the experience from Torgnon primary school.

Dec 2013

Midterm Meeting took place: have a look at the contents