Type of activity

  • Fieldwork

Registration of

  • Seasonal changes in nature


  • Notebook
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • GPS

Phenology of the North Calotte is an initiative aimed at stimulating schools to actively take part in nature observations and registrations. Phenology is about observing temporal changes in nature and registering what happens at different seasons. Phenology data contribute to increased ecological knowledge and is also useful when studying climate changes and traditional use of nature resources.

Learning objective

Yearly gather phenological data and understand the relationship between the climate and natural cycles. To contribute to a phenology database for a larger region for use to examine regional as well as temporal differences in phenological events.

The data contributed by participants are available on the results section of this project and can be used for comparisons across years and regions.

The Children's Creation Center
Music school, Poljarnie Zori (Murmanskaya oblast, Russia)
2017-04-02 First observation snow bunting
2017-05-25 First observation arctic tern
2017-06-12 First green leaves rowan
2017-05-30 First observation willow warbler
2017-05-12 First observation white wagtail
2017-06-02 First observation common cuckoo
2017-06-08 Flowering downy birch
2017-06-10 Leaves unrolling downy birch
2017-06-02 First bite mosquito
2017-04-23 First ants on the hill ant
2017-06-03 First observation bumble-bee
2017-04-26 Fields free from snow
2017-06-02 Waters free of ice
Murmashi (Murmanskaya oblast, Russia)
2017-06-12 Flowering downy birch
School N 2, Kandalaksja
Kandalaksha:sea (Murmanskaya oblast, Russia)
2017-05-25 First ants on the hill ant
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Africanda school ¹1
Murmanskaya oblast, Russia
Registrations: 1 show
Last reg.: 2004-12-24
Alta oppvekstkontor
Finnmark, Norway
Registrations: 150 show
Last reg.: 2015-09-12
Alta ungdomsskole
Finnmark, Norway
Registrations: 184 show
Last reg.: 2015-05-31
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  • School N 11, Rajakoski09.11.2016
  • Vestre Jakobselv skole28.10.2016
  • School ¹20, Nickel24.09.2016
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