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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.

A cross-border co-operation

The development of the Phenology of the North Calotte programme is an integrated part of the Barents Local Agenda 21 project at Svanhovd Environmental Centre. This is an initiative that seeks to increase the ecological knowledge and environmental awareness among pupils and teachers in the border area between Norway and Russia.

The idea of developing a phenology network for schools in the north was launched by Kandalaksha State Nature Reserve, and this institution played an active role developing the programme. The Environmental Education Network in Norway is responsible for the website and also giving introductory courses for the teachers who take part in the development of the project.

Who can join?

The Phenology of the North Calotte is a project foremost addressing pupils of schools in the border area between Norway and Russia. The target group is defined as pupils at the age of 12-15 years. However, the programme can easily be modified to be suitable for younger and older pupils.

Contact information

Tor-Arne Bjørn
Bioforsk seksjon for utmark- og naturbasert næringsutvikling
9000 Tromsø

Phone: (+47) 951 46 566

Email: tor.arne.bjorn@bioforsk.no

Web page: Bioforsk Svanhovd