"Lindsey saw a racoon in her backyard. It was on her trail camera and was heading towards their garden. She also saw a buck on her trail camera. It was in her backyard and was looking straight at the camera. It was a perfect picture!" - Virginia 5th Grade School Report
Tuesdays are special at Northern Community Radio and when school is in session, we are even more jazzed than normal! We hear from listeners every week who are noticing and observing interesting events in nature, but during the school year, we also hear from young phenologists across Minnesota as they call in their classroom phenology reports. This week in addition to a report from regular listener, Joel, we heard for the first time ever from a group of 6th graders in Ely, 5th graders in Virginia, 5th graders at Robert J. Elkington Middle School in Grand Rapids, from the kids at Prairie Creek Community School in Northfield, MN and from our friend August in Shevlin... These kids are noticing so much! The school year is off to a grand start!
If you are a teacher or work with kids, you are invited to join the Phenology Network on KAXE/KBXE! John has created a curriculum spanning the whole school year and will connect with you on how to get your students observing nature and sending in their phenology reports. Send an email of interest along to get set up!
As always, we love to hear what our listeners are noticing out in nature. Give us a call at 218.999.9876 and let us know what is happening around your place. You can also send an email directly to John. Either way, we want to hear from you!
If you love this stuff, please consider becoming a member of KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio. We couldn't bring you this kind of programming without the financial support from our community. Also, be sure to check out our KAXE-KBXE Season Watch Page on Facebook. If you dig phenology, you'll dig the Season Watch page!
Listen to KAXE/KBXE Northern Community Radio every Tuesday morning for the full phenology show.