e-Field Notebook Background Resources

e-Field Notebook Background Resources


The resources listed on this sheet provide background information for you as well as plant information that students can use when working on their e-field notebooks.


Allen, Bill. 2012. “The Many Missions of Botanical Gardens.” Plant Conservation: Dancing with Extinction. St. Louis: Center for Plant Conservation.

Flora of North America: http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): http://www.nextgenscience.org/

The Prairie Ecologist: The Value of a Good Field Notebook: http://prairieecologist.com/2012/04/17/the-value-of-field-notebooks/


Ainsworth, Shaaron, Vaughan Prain, Russell Tytler. 2011. “Drawing to Learn in Science.” Science 333: 1096. Washington, DC: AAAS.

Quammen, David. 2000. “Megatransect: Across 1,200 miles of Untamed Africa On Foot.” National Geographic Magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0010/feature1/index.html

Quammen, David. 2001a. “Megatransect Part II: The Green Abyss.” National Geographic Magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0103/feature1/index.html

Quammen, David. 2001b. “Megatransect Part III: End of the Line.” National Geographic Magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2001/08/01/html/ft_20010801.5.html

Quammen, David. 2007. “The Name Giver.” National Geographic Magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2007/06/linnaeus-name-giver/david-quammen-text

Stuart, et al. 2010. “The Barometer of Life.: Science 328: 177. Washington, DC: AAAS.


Baker, Nick.  2004.  The Amateur Naturalist. Washington, DC: National Geographic.

Canfield, Michael (ed.). 2011. Field Notes on Science & Nature. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Gibson, J. Phil. & Terri R. Gibson. 2006. Plant Ecology. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Pub.

Jones, Stephen & Ruth Cushman. 2004. Peterson Field Guides®: The North American Prairie. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin.

Leslie, Clare. 1994. Nature Drawing: A Tool for Learning. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Leslie, Clare & Charles Roth. 2003. Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You. 2nd ed. Pownal, VT: Storey Books.

McPhee, John. 1981. Basin and Range. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, Giroux.

Smithsonian. 2010. Natural History: The Ultimate Visual Guide to Everything on Earth.  London: DK Publishing.

Spellenberg, Richard. 2001. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers Western Region (Revised Edition). New York, NY: Knopf.

Stellanova, Tammy. 2012. Nature Notebook. San Francisco, CA: Yosemite Conservancy.

Wright-Frierson, Virginia. 1998. An Island Scrapbook: Dawn to Dusk on a Barrier Island. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

This teacher sheet is a part of the Developing an e-Field Notebook for Ecological Study lesson.

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