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They rhythmic biological events as they relate to climate.

Phenology: Year-end School Reports and a Call from Aitkin

Marilyn Lee via KAXE-KBXE Season Watch FB Page
Bog Laurel


Northern Lights Community School, Warba
August reporting from Northern Sun Farm
Rick from Aitkin
Virginia School Report
Two Harbors School Report
Northfield, Prairie Creek School Report

We hear from listeners and school kids across northern Minnesota every week when they submit their phenology observations. The school year is done and we're already lamenting the upcoming loss of our weekly classroom reports.   The students have done such an incredible job of documenting and reporting their nature observations this year.  We've loved all of it!  Hopefully some of the kids will continue to connect with us over the summer. 

This week we heard from students across Minnesota as well as Rick who called in from Aitkin who was wondering about geese. What are you seeing out in nature that has you pondering?   What are  you noticing outside?  We would love to hear from you whether you are in a classroom or your living room!    Don't hesitate to email or give us a jingle and leave a message at 218.999.9876.  You might also considerjoining our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook to connect with other nature-conscious folks in northern Minnesota! 

If you are a teacher or someone who works with kids, we invite you to join the Phenology Network on KAXE/KBXE!  John Latimer has created a curriculum spanning the whole school year and will connect with you on how to get students observing nature and sending in their phenology reports. Send an emailof interest along and we'll get you set up for this coming school year! 

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As a mail carrier in rural Grand Rapids, Minn., for 35 years, John Latimer put his own stamp on a career that delivered more than letters. Indeed, while driving the hundred-mile round-trip daily route, he passed the time by observing and recording seasonal changes in nature, learning everything he could about the area’s weather, plants and animals, and becoming the go-to guy who could answer customers’ questions about what they were seeing in the environment.