For next-level nature journal keepers. Start keeping nature notes that will be valuable for scientific study now and in the future.
For students who are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)
For those nature journal keepers who wish to donate their valuable notes to local libraries, environmental centers, and historical societies.
The Grinnell Scientific Journal: For Citizen Scientists, Students, and Nature Journal Keepers provides easy-to-understand directions on creating detailed field notes using the method created by Joseph Grinnell, the first director of the University of California’s Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology.
The Grinnell Scientific Journal covers each of the four components of the method.
- The Pocket Notebook – is carried on all field trips, hikes, and while observing in your backyard. This is your primary note receptacle.
- The Journal – organizes the notes collected in the pocket notebook.
- The Species Account – keeps your observations of specific species or individual plants or animals easily accessible.
- The Catalog – tracks the objects and specimens you collect.
Learn how to participate in citizen science, use animal and plant ethograms, record phenology, and create a seasonal round.
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