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The eleven students in the 2nd and 3rd classes of Torgnon primary school created the phenological observation site at the highest altitude. The other schools are all located along the bottom of the central valley, while Torgnon is on a glacial terrace facing south at more than 1500 m above sea level. Climate and vegetation are therefore very different and making the recording is not always easy, especially on certain cold autumn days, but the young recorders shrugged off the weather, accustomed as they are to living all year round in the mountains. The species recorded in this site are typically those of the mountains: larch, spruce and ash.

"I am very pleased to have taken part in the activities organized by the Phénoalp project. Thanks to the motivations received, the children learned to observe, that is, to recover the ability to look carefully at what is around them. The educational activities were enriched and touched on many fields of learning, not just the scientific. It provided an opportunity to do lessons outside school, enabling the class to discover a new way to get to know the area and aspects of their countryside and the culture of the mountains, sometimes overlooked today.” Maria Rosa - Teacher at Torgnon

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Ancient Torgnon sayings about seasons and weather: "Whenever we went out to do outdoor lessons, our teacher Maria Rosa took described and showed us interesting aspects of our countryside. Our field trips to make observations of the seasonal changes in the plants was an opportunity to learn the wisdom of our elders, who could forecast the weather by recognizing the small signs of nature and the environment around them. This gave rise to interesting sayings, proverbs and stories, so we decided, with the help of Erica, to relate them in the form of a comic strip. Enjoy reading it!" 2nd and 3rd classes of Torgnon primary school - 2010/2011

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 "The results of our work as phenological observers (IT)" 

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