Phenology and Environmental Education

  • Forest Stearns
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 8)


This volume has presented many scientific and applied aspects of phenology; almost the whole of biology from algal blooms through hibernating mice and larval mosquitoes to germinating zoospores. Authors have indicated wide public interest in biological events, from the first robin to the last green leaf. This interest has motivated the many lay observers who serve as the backbone of the major phenological networks. Probably reports from lay observers are generally more reliable and of better quality than if the reports were received from scientifically trained observers engaged in distracting studies.


Environmental education phenology high school teacher training North America youth groups college courses 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Forest Stearns
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  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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