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.

School ¹20, Nickel
Nikel (Murmanskaya oblast, Russia)
2017-10-09 Start falling leaves rowan
2017-10-01 Start falling leaves downy birch
2017-10-21 First snow
Vestre Jakobselv skole
Vestre Jakobselv (Finnmark, Norway)
2017-09-20 Ripening cowberry
2017-04-15 First observation snow bunting
2017-05-25 First observation arctic tern
2017-10-09 Start falling leaves rowan
2017-10-04 Becoming yellow (50%) rowan
2017-10-03 Ripening rowan
2017-06-30 Flowering cloudberry
2017-06-05 First observation willow warbler
2017-05-31 First observation white wagtail
2017-06-05 First observation bluethroat
2017-09-28 Start falling leaves downy birch
2017-04-29 First observation bumble-bee
Murmashi (Murmanskaya oblast, Russia)
2017-10-10 Start falling leaves rowan
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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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